Uganda Make History With T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification. Team Dance Is Viral - Watch
Uganda will become the fifth African nation to play in the T20 World Cup after securing qualification with a win over Rwanda.
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: November 30, 2023 06:17 PM IST
It was a historic moment for Uganda cricket team as they qualified for the T20 World Cup 2024 set to be held in the West Indies and the United States of America. Uganda booked their spot in the competition with a nine-wicket victory over Rwanda on Thursday and what followed was a spirited celebration from the team members and staff. In a video going viral on social media, the team members were seen dancing as a group and then posing for pictures. It will be joining Namibia as the second side to enter the main tournament from the Africa Qualifier. In the regional final of the Africa Qualifier, Uganda ensured a top-two finish with the victory over Rwanda, their fifth in six matches.
Batting first, Rwanda were all out for 65 in 18.5 overs. In reply, Uganda completed the formality in 8.1 overs while losing just one wicket.
Uganda will become the fifth African nation to play in the T20 World Cup.
On the other hand, Africa Qualifier favourite Zimbabwe failed to secure a berth. Zimbabwe are currently placed third in the regional final with six points, having won three of their five games.
Celebrations just got started!— Uganda Cricket Association (@CricketUganda) November 30, 2023
T20 World Cup-bound Uganda once again took the famous nursery school rhyme to the global audience.
Ekibobo kili mu nyumba led by coach @OgwangOyuku - Indeed the boys got the big basket in the house.#CricketCranesInColour #Twaake @PlasconUganda pic.twitter.com/V9ySSE4PKs
After the results of the Africa Qualifier, the slots for the 20 participating teams have been filled.
The main tournament is set to take place between June 4-30 next year. The top two sides from each group make it to the Super 8 stage, followed by the semi-finals and the final.
The qualified teams for the 2024 T20 World Cup: USA, West Indies, Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Nepal, Oman, Namibia and Uganda.
(With PTI inputs)