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Cricket of Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Cricket U-19 team chase World Cup glory

The national U19 cricket team will emplane to Kenya for the 2018 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana will slug it out with Botswana, Uganda and host nation Kenya for the sole ticket to represent Africa at the cricket world cup to be staged in New Zealand next year.

Ghana made this giant step to compete in the one week tournament which runs from July 1-8 when they won gold in the ICC Africa Division two without tasting a defeat in Benoni last year.

A contingent of 14 players, a coach and a management member will land in Nairobi days before the 4 nation tournament bats off next month.

The team should have been in Nairobi for a 2 week acclimatization and high performance training ahead of the tournament but efforts were thwarted due to financial difficulty facing the Ghana Cricket Association and the Ministry of Youth & Sports.

With few days to embark on the trip, the GCA is still hopeful the Ministry will release funds for their participation fee and other commitments after their budget for the tournament was approved.