Kenya out of U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 qualification race

Kenya out of U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 qualification race

With no opportunity to reschedule the event, Tanzania and Rwanda have now been promoted to the Africa Qualifier on the basis of their records in the previous five editions of the U19 Men’s CWC qualifiers.

Kenya have missed out on an opportunity to proceed  the next phase of African competition in the 2022 International Cricket Council (ICC) U19 Men's Cricket World Cup qualifiers following the ICC's decision on 24th June 2021 to cancel the qualifiers.

Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania were scheduled to take part in the Division 2 qualifiers which  have now been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

With no opportunity to reschedule the event, Tanzania and Rwanda have now been promoted to the Africa Qualifier on the basis of their records in the previous five editions of the U19 Men’s CWC qualifiers.

They will join Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda in competing for one of the remaining five U19 Men’s CWC spots.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “Whilst it is disappointing that Denmark and Guernsey will not be able to participate in the U19 Regional Qualifier, we are grateful for the efforts of everyone involved to enable these events to be rescheduled and give us the best possible chance of restarting ICC pathway events in Europe. The relocation of both events from Scotland to Spain will hopefully provide us with the first ICC pathway events since February last year.

“Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in Africa, we had no other option but to cancel the Division 2 Africa Qualifier in the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup pathway. In accordance with the principles approved by the ICC Board in November 2020, Tanzania and Rwanda will participate in the Africa U19 Regional Final in Nigeria from 25 September to 1 October.

 

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