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HISTORIC: UGANDA QUALIFIES FOR ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP 2024
Uganda have made history by qualifying for their maiden ICC T20 Men’s World Cup 2024 in USA and West Indies.
Uganda secured their spot by beating Rwanda by 9 wickets in the last game of the Africa qualifiers; with a stellar record of 5 out of 6 victories at the Africa Qualifiers, the historic achievement marks Uganda’s continuous rise in Cricket.
Upon qualification, the President of Uganda, H.E the Yoweri Museveni congratulated the Men’s team via his social media handles: ‘Congratulations to the Cricket Cranes on their remarkable achievement! They have secured their maiden spot at the T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA/West Indies. This accomplishment is a testament to their unwavering dedication and resilience. I join the nation as we proudly celebrate them and wish them good luck.’
‘I take this opportunity to warmly congratulate the Cricket Cranes in celebration of this incredible milestone. We thank God for gifting you and Uganda such a massive stage at the T20 World Cup for you to showcase your talents and achieve even more.’-tweeted the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni.
The historic win marks the first appearance of Uganda at the Cricket World Cup and join Namibia from the Africa Qualifier and South Africa as the third African Country at the Global event.
The ICC T20 Men’s World Cup will be held from the 04th to 30th June 2024 in USA and West Indies and will feature 20 teams: Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies and United States of America.
On a similar note, the Women’s senior cricket team, the Victoria Pearls are set to play in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers from the 07th to 18th December 2023 hosted in Entebbe, Uganda. Uganda will compete against Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya for the top two slots to the global event.