Saturday, 23rd August 2014

Nepal misses hosting ICC WCL Division 3 as Uganda gets opportunity


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Nepal will no more host the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 following the recent financial scandal at the country’s cricket governing body, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
 
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that Uganda will host the ICC WCL Division 3 from October 26 to November 2, 2014.

Though CAN had responded positively to host the League as per the proposal of the ICC sent in April, Nepal’s opportunity went in vain after CAN official including its chairman Tanka Angbuhang faced corruption charge.
However, ICC has not said anything regarding its announcement to allow Uganda to host the WCL Division 3 in its statement.

Six teams will compete in the event, with the top two earning promotion to ICC WCL Division 2, which will be held in early 2015. Nepal was demoted to Division 3 after finishing ninth in the ICC World Cricket Qualifier held in New Zealand in January, last year.

Uganda will be joined by Nepal, Bermuda, the USA and the top two teams from WCL Division 4, which will be played in Singapore from June 21 to 28, 2014. This is the first ICC WCL divisional event to be played in Uganda.
The full schedule, squads and match officials for the tournament will be released in due course, according to ICC.

Nepal has to qualify through Division 3 and Division 2 to progress for World Cricket League Championship and Inter-Continental Cup.

Namibia, Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada are in Division 2.


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