The International Cricket Council (ICC) has picked Uganda to host the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 tournament.
Justine Ligyalingi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) confirmed the development. The event will take place October 26 to November 2.
He explained that the tournament to attract hosts Uganda, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, United States of America and Bermuda will be played at the Lugogo, Kyambogo and Entebbe Cricket Ovals. The top two teams in the competition will earn promotion to the ICC WCL Division 2.
He also disclosed that as part of ICC Protocol before a tournament of such calibre is held, ICC Inspectors Edward Fitzgibbon (ICC Development Events Manager) and Sean Norris (ICC Security Manager) are in the country to inspect facilities.
The ICC officials are expected to inspect the facilities and address any security concerns to ensure that the tournament runs smoothly. Several meetings have been scheduled with different groups which include the Police, National Council of Sports, Embassies and The High Commissions for the respective countries that will take part,” explained Ligyalingi.
He added that at the end of their inspection, they will make recommendations to the Uganda Cricket Association on what they feel should be done and also make a comprehensive report to the ICC.