KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s national cricket team has qualified to
the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League
Division III after it topped the Division IV table in an ongoing
tournament in Malaysia.
The team put up a
good performance in the ICC World Cricket League Division IV
when they topped the table with eight points out of the six
In a game that did
not get completed on Saturday because of rain interruption, the
Ugandan team returned to beat Jersey by 7 runs. After the
interruption ICC used the Duckworth and Lewis Method (DLS) to
reduce the runs from Jersey’s initial 126/10 to 83. Uganda went
on to put on 90 all out to beat Jersey 83 all out by 7 runs.
Uganda started the
tournament with a narrow loss to hosts Malaysia before they
defeated Bermuda, Denmark, Vanuatu and Jersey.
Denmark who finished
second with six points also gained promotion to Division III.
Hosts Malaysia were unlucky that despite having the same number
of points like Denmark, their Net run rate was lower.
“This is very good
news because we are back to the higher Division after dropping
last year,” Martin Ondeko, the administrative Officer of the
Uganda Cricket Association told Xinhua by telephone on Sunday.
Uganda’s minister of education and sports in her twitter message
hailed the team for its good performance.