ICC Turns Down Uganda's Request For Changes - Ligyalingi

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The International Cricket Council ICC has rejected Ugandas request to make changes in the dates for the forthcoming Under-19 World Cup qualifiers.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected Uganda's request to make changes in the dates for the forthcoming Under-19 World Cup qualifiers.


"It is unfortunate the ICC has turned down our request. They communicated to us that after making consultations with the hosts Malaysia there was no way changes could be effected," Justine Ligyalingi, Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Cricket Association told URN.


Uganda had written the the world governing cricket body 10 days ago requesting for changes to be made because it will be a busy academic programme with five of their players sitting examinations during the time the qualifiers are taking place.


Ligyalingi said the five players will now miss the event since they will be sitting for examinations. "We shall now look for other players to fill the gaps," added Ligyalingi.


Early this month the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the tournament will now move to Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia between October 14-23. The tournament was originally going to be held in Nepal, but due to the earthquake in April it was moved to Malaysia.


Five regional qualifier runner-ups Nepal (Asia), Papua New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific), USA (Americas), Ireland (Europe) and Uganda will compete for one slot to the ICC Youth World Cup slated for India next year.