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News: Uganda beat Kenya by 2 wkts…….

Uganda have just beaten Kenya by 2 wkts…….. Uganda looked to be coasting at one point, but then a collapse saw Kenya having the upper hand. In the end, 25 year old Nandi Patel hit 32* to see his side through…….

Looks like Kenya is going to get the coveted 4th position in this tournament in their backyard.

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  1. Onyango
    September 3, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Anything can happen in Twenty20. 2011 world cup will see 5 african nations. SA, Zim, Kenya, Namibia, and Uganda.

  2. Rich B
    September 3, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Bermuda look to be there for the taking at the World Cup Qualifier, but Namibia and Uganda will have to displace another of the ODI nations if they both want to make it.

    There’s a chance they’ll both be there, but I can’t see them both beating Canada or Netherlands at the moment, at least not over 50 overs.

    Great exposure for Uganda, this tournament, though.

  3. Onyango
    September 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Why is Maurice Ouma not opening for Kenya? Is he injured? Not suited for T20? I was also surprised to see Jesani dropped and replaced by Obanda.

  4. September 3, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I think it is a long shot that Uganda AND Namibia wil qualify for 2011 WC…… We will find out what exactly is happenning in QCQS Div II this year.

    I think Africa Cricket Association can do a lot more to organize games between all of Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and perhaps, if willing, Zimbabwe.

  5. farhan
    September 4, 2007 at 12:44 am

    well thats right, i too think same, why there can’t be an associates twenty twenty championstrophy some where in an associate country giving good exposure of cricket in these countaries.

  6. Ram
    September 4, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Btw, Can anyone tell me why this tournament isn’t live on TV?…I still don’t understand this thing about Pak cricket…There are takers for ODIs between SA and Zim but none for Twenty20 games involving 2 major cricket-following countries like Pak and Ban?…I guess but for maybe the Ken vs Ugan game, all other games would’ve attracted better TV viewership than the recent Zim-SA games…

  7. September 4, 2007 at 1:51 am

    Ram….. exactly what do you not understand about Pak Cricket? I can explain everything 🙂

    currently, Uganda restrcited Bang to 145, but have stumbled to 49/3 in 9 overs…….

  8. Ram
    September 4, 2007 at 2:16 am

    The point I was trying to make was why Pak’s cricket economy isn’t what it can be?…I’m sure any game that SA plays is bound to be on SA television unlike in Pak’s case…It sounds logical to me that Pak’s commercial power is next only to Ind, Eng and Aus (maybe Aus will be ahead only because of better governance and the fact that they’re World Champions), yet Pak doesn’t seem to attract as much interest and money in Intl cricket as Ind, Eng, Aus or SA…I can’t understand that there isn’t a single TV company in Pak interested in covering this event…

  9. September 4, 2007 at 2:39 am

    because the opposition is Kenya, Uganda and Bangaldesh …….. It is assumed that these games will be one sided, and nobody feels good about rooting Pak team to ‘get through’ a tough match against Kenya……

    If the opposition had been India, Aus, SA, then the situation would have been different.

    Maybe also the fact that this is a 20 20 tournament, and not an ODI series…….

  10. September 4, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Bangladesh have beaten Uganda by 21 runs……..

    I dont get what happenned…… Uganda made only 13 runs between the 15-19 over……. they were in with a shot at 98/5 in 15 overs……

  11. Ram
    September 4, 2007 at 3:09 am

    I guess any cricket is better than no cricket for the Asian subcontinent when you consider Pak hasn’t had much cricket in the last 3 months…If this were an ODI tournament, it’d have been understandable for TV companies to say 8 hours is just too much investment to be able to generate money from these games…But, 20-20 games at prime time?…When you consider that Eng domestic 20-20 games are beamed live by ESPN-STAR, this tournament should be able to get significant viewership in Pak and Ban…In any case, even if there isn’t much interest in Pak, why isn’t Ban interested in seeing their team play Ken and Pak?

  12. Zico
    September 4, 2007 at 4:17 am

    Bangladesh Cricket Board has sold their TV rights to Nimbus Sports. May be that’s the reason for not broadcasting these matches in ESPN or Star Sports.

  13. Tom Lewis
    September 4, 2007 at 4:54 am

    It looks to me that Uganda have had some players unavaliable for these games, for example Junior Kwebiha, Frank Nsubuga and left out the two players who went missing in Australia.

  14. amit
    September 4, 2007 at 5:08 am

    i think uganda matches should also count as official 20/20 matches. they have been the surprise package in this tournament, beating kenya & nearly beating bangladesh today. it was only in the last 5 overs in both the innings today against bangladesh that uganda let it slip despite having the upper hand.

  15. Javiar
    September 4, 2007 at 5:35 am

    Kenya all out for 92(19.4),Obuya 17, against Pakistan. I think this is the time to learn this reduced form cricket.May be They can folow Uganda. What they did against Bangladesh today. This is totaly disappointed.

  16. September 4, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Only matches featuring ODI status teams have been given official t20i status by the ICC…..

    Before this tournament, we would have said that is fine. Most were expecting that Uganda should lose by huge margins against all……

  17. fred
    September 4, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    what happened to the 2 ugandas who stayed in australia? I read that they would apply to stay (dunno how, a 457 visa?)but have seen nothing since.

  18. amit
    September 5, 2007 at 3:00 am

    @nasir, that would have been the expected case, but then this is cricket & anything can happen. the decision of not making ugandas matches offical looks strange now after their performance. i think the icc should make these matches official as early as possible considering that bangladesh matches in asia cups before 1995 were official & so were uae & hong kong matches in 2004 asia cup.

    also, a 20/20 tournament between associates should have been used to determine the qualifying nations.

  19. September 5, 2007 at 4:36 am

    ICC can only grant official status before the games, not afterwards…….

    Kenya can claim that they were taking it easy BECAUSE it was not an official match at the time…….. 🙂

  20. amit
    September 5, 2007 at 8:19 am

    ICC gave official status to a ken-zim match in 1996 after it had finished in a decision taken later in the year, so its still quite possible for icc to give the uganda matches official status

  21. September 5, 2007 at 11:14 am

    which ken-zim match?

  22. Bruce Gaskell
    September 5, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Anyone aware of what sort of press coverage this is getting in Uganda? And any decent crowds?

  23. Ram
    September 5, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Bruce,

    Actually, it is rather surprising that Uganda’s participation in this tournament didn’t evoke too much excitement in their media, especially considering that Uganda were playing a Test nation for the first time in something like 40 years…Absence of TV coverage should tell you something about the profile of this event not just in Pak or Ban but in Ken/Ugan or Africa in general…

    No idea abt the crowds though…

  24. amit
    September 5, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    the ken-zim match in the 1996 wc which got rained off didnt have official ODI status at that time, but in a decision taken later in that year, it was awarded official ODI status.

  25. September 5, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Amit – that was a rained off match and affect all matches. The match was an ODI at the time, and the change in status simply affected the number of games played by players.

  26. September 5, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    This tournament was too short for anyone to actually get involved in it :). It was all over in 3 days.

    For the record, Uganda was mentioned in almost all Pakistani newspapers, both when they got thrashed by Pakistan and also when they beat Kenya. Essentially the reports were only copies of what Cricinfo reported, but Uganda, Pakistan and Cricket got some coverage in Pakistan.

    One thing that I liked about Uganda was that their team was very young, maybe even younger than Bangladesh’s. Isaneez and Waiswa are both 20 year olds who can only get better, unless they start doing something else. As far as I remember, Uganda board was looking toward contracting the main players a while ago. If that has worked out, or will work out, it will be very good for Uganda.

    Additionally, they can always use tours by other top associates visiting Kenya to stop over for a few games. But games against Namibia, Zim perhaps, SA A, Kenya should happen on a yearly basis, and it should be something that the African cricket association can help them with.

  27. Tom Lewis
    September 6, 2007 at 9:05 am

    I agree about liking the young make up of the Ugandan team. Uganda are not the only team who were looking to contract their players. i read that the Namibian cricket team were looking to go profesionnal by the end of 2007, however i have heard no more on this

  28. Onyango
    September 6, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    It seems Kenya will be looking for a new coach after twenty20 in SA. Roger Harper wants to move closer to home and will not renew his contract. Its always difficult for Associates/affiliates to find a quality coach. Kenya does not have a good domestic structure and there is hardly any organized school/under 19 cricket going on. Its not easy to get a quality coach when you don’t have a development program in place.

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