The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) requesting for a change of the dates when the Under-19 Global World Cup Qualifier will take place due to tight academic schedules ahead for the participants.

Two-time finalist Uganda, is supposed to field their U-19 team for the world event due October 14-23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but the there will be a clash with their National academic exams preparations.

According to the timetable released by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), senior four candidates who greatly fall under the 19 years and below, will write their examinations from October 9 to November 17, a coincidence.

“Knowing how much this event defines the strides taken in the development of Ugandan cricket, we have written to ICC requesting a review of the dates as they clash with preparations for those in candidate classes,” UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi told Daily Monitor.

Team coach Henry Okecho who will select a team after the Pepsi Boys’ Schools Cricket Week due August 15-21, plans to “find a way around it” if the International Cricket Council fails to take their plea into consideration.

Uganda are to face five regional qualifier runner-ups Nepal (Asia), Papua New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific), USA (Americas), Ireland (Europe) for one slot to the ICC Youth World Cup to be held India next year.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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