Uganda Secures Maiden Qualification for ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Emerges as Fifth African Nation to Make History

In a historic moment in Windhoek, Team Uganda etched its name in cricketing annals by securing qualification for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This landmark achievement marks Uganda’s inaugural appearance in any ICC World Cup event, elevating them to the status of the fifth African nation to partake in the prestigious tournament.

The Cricket Cranes scripted history by clinching a top-two finish in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Region Qualifier, concluding the Africa leg of qualifiers with an impressive record of five wins from six games. Their triumphant journey culminated with a decisive victory over Rwanda in the final round of matches.

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The path to qualification saw Uganda’s commendable performance, including an emphatic eight-wicket win against Tanzania in the opening match. Despite a setback against Namibia, where David Wiese’s stellar 4/17 led to a six-wicket loss, Uganda rebounded resiliently, securing a pivotal five-wicket triumph over Zimbabwe.

While Zimbabwe, captained by Sikandar Raza, showcased notable resilience with Raza’s 48* standing out, Uganda’s bowling prowess, spearheaded by Dinesh Nakrani’s impressive figures of 3/14, restricted the Chevrons to 136/7. With this historic qualification, Uganda now joins the elite ranks of African nations set to make their mark on the global cricketing stage in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.