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Team off to Bermuda for WC mission

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Roger Mukasa fine-tuning his fielding skills at Lugogo Oval last week.

Roger Mukasa fine-tuning his fielding skills at Lugogo Oval last week. Mukasa will open the batting for Uganda. PHOTO BY E. CHICCO. 

By INNOCENT NDAWULA & DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

Posted  Tuesday, April 23   2013 at  01:00

In Summary

Former champions Patidar Samaj got off to a flier with victory over SKLPS whereas Nile went down to Jinja-based Rounders as the 50-over league bowled off.

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MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES NATIONAL CRICKET LEAGUE - RESULTS
DIVISION ONE (50 OVERS)
SKLPS 78/10 Patidar 81/2
Nile 203/7 Rounders 207/7
DIVISION II (T20’S)
Warriors 70/10 Challengers 71/1
Warriors 89/10 SVPC 66/10


KAMPALA

The senior men’s national cricket team flies out to Bermuda today to compete in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) scheduled for April 28 – May 5.

This comes after the team, originally denied United Kingdom transit and Bermuda entry visas last week, finally received both visas yesterday morning after the intervention of senior presidential advisor and Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) trustee John Nagenda and the British High Commission office in Kampala.

No visa appeal fees
“We are very grateful to the British High Commission in Kampala for assisting in this process plus waiving the visa appeal fees,” UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi told Daily Monitor.

The 18-man contingent, which will be flagged at the National Council of Sports headquarters in Lugogo this morning, have to finish among the top teams at the six-nation event to progress to the 2014 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

The 2014 showpiece will be held in New Zealand4 and feature 10 of the leading Associate and Affiliate teams. The top two sides from the qualifying event will then advance to the 14-team ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be held in Australia and New Zealand, where they will compete against the ten Full Members on a global stage.

Elsewhere Patidar Samaj beat SKLPS by eight wickets at Lugogo Oval while Rounders upstaged Nile by three wickets in Jinja as the Multiple Industries National Cricket League bowled off on Sunday.

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