Astounding Development Team – ICC[Author Dipankar Sengupta (Dip)]
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Ghana wins the ACA T20 AFRICA CUP - WEST AFRICA REGIONAL QUALIFIERS - NIGERIA 2018 beating Nigeria in the finals at Tafawa Balewa Square. The finals was played on Sunday 29th April 2018. Ghana crowned this achievement without loosing any of their matches in the series.
Kenya will host ACA East Zone Members. Dates will be announced soon.
8 Countries from ACA South zone memberships will play Qualifiers at Gaborone, Botswana from 5th to 12th November 2018. A total of 19 Countries will participate to qualify for the final round of ACA – T20 Africa Cup.
Potchefstroom, Senwes Park
28 August 2018
Olayinka Olaleye was the star, as Nigeria sealed an unbeaten run in the ICC Under 19 World Cup Africa Division Two Qualifier tournament in Potchefstroom.
The opening batsman struck a majestic 110, as he and Samuel Mba 62 put on 148 for the first wicket, and pull his side clear in the final. That alliance was enough to put Nigeria out of sight, as Sierra Leone were overwhelmed by the opening stand, which lasted 34.1 overs.
Beyond that opening partnership, only Segun Ogundipe made a meaningful contribution, as Nigeria's total petered out to 242 for nine, assisted by 21 extras.
In response, Sierra Leone served up their worst batting performance of the tournament. They were bundled out for just 105, with skipper George Ngegba fighting a lone battle with 31.
Not for the first time, Peter Aho was the surgeon for Nigeria, with another five wicket haul, which cut the chase in the bud. The damage inflicted on the middle-order was terminal, and Nigeria ran out 137 run winners.
Aho took the final wicket, fittingly, to spark wild celebrations from the strongest team in the competition. For their part, Sierra Leone could console themselves with a place in the first division, and a chance to go again for a place in the 2020 tournament proper.
In the battle for the last qualifying spot in Division 1, Tanzania got the better of Mozambique, posting a testing 215 all out. At 89 for five, they had to depend on their middle-order to make the play, and 15 year-old Dhrumit Mehta and Kartik Sayal stepped up.
Mehta weighed in with 37, while Sayal's 45 was vital in holding the whole thing together. Their 79-run alliance gave their bowlers something to work with, and that was all they needed.
Vieira Tembo struck a belligerent 90 for Mozambique, but his was a lone hand, as his mates fell all around him. Mozambique, plucky throughout the tournament, only scored 140, with Tembo the penultimate wicket to fall.
Tanzania had greater discipline with the ball, which was the difference.
Mozambique gave away 36 extras, while Tanzania were miserly with nine, in just over 40 overs of endeavour. Mehta completed a fine day's work by snaffling three for 38, to add to his crucial contribution with bat.[...]
In the finals, Sierra Leone Under-19s to takeover Nigeria Under-19s today(Aug 28 2018) at Potchefstroom in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa Division Two 2018.
On 26th of August, Nigeria Under-19s fixed their position to the finals beating Tanzania Under-19s and in the second Semi finals Sierra Leone Under-19s beat Mozambique Under-19s at Potchefstroom.[...]
In the Botswana 7s Women’s T20I tournament at Gaborone Namibia women's team are leading the tournament by winning 4 games so far.
Host’s Botswana and Sierra Leone are at the 2nd place in the points table with 3 wins from 4 games in the tournament. Mozambique Women have also achieved a maiden T20I victory out of their 4 matches while Malawi Women also registered their maiden T20I win over Lesotho Women on 22nd Aug 2018.
In the matches played on 23rd Aug Namibia Women beat new Women’s T20I team records against Mozambique Women and Lesotho Women respectively.
Mozambique scored only 25 runs making Namibia to claim the World record of dismissing a team for the lowest total ever, beating India’s record of dismissing Malaysia Women for 27 in the ACC Women’s Asia Cup held in Jun 2018.
Their next match against Lesotho Women saw Namibia post the 3rd highest Team total in a Women’s T20I, reaching 210/5 in their 20 overs. Namibia bowlers then restricted Lesotho to only 31/7 in their 20 overs to win the match by 179 runs, a new Women’s T20I World record, beating Pakistan Women’s victory over Malaysia Women’s in ACC Women’s Asia Cup by 147 runs.
Sierra Leone Women beat both Botswana Women and Malawi Women to go 2nd in the points table along with the host’s.
Mozambique Women 25 all out in 11 overs (Olga Mondlane 11, Shiomwenyo Namusha 3/6, Sylvia Shihepo 3/11, Reehana Khan 2/6, Kayleen Green 2/1) lost to Namibia Women 26/0 in 2.1 overs (Yasmeen Khan 22 n.o) by 10 wickets
Botswana Women 116/3 in 20 overs (Laura Mophakedi 37, Olebogeng Batisani 32, Shameelah Mosweu 17 n.o, Zainab Kamara 1/20) lost to Sierra Leone Women 117/4 in 19.5 overs (Mabinty Sankoh 23, Aminata Kamara 22, Ann Marie Kamara 22, Thandiwe Legabile 1/18, Mimmie Ramafifi 1/26) by 6 wickets
Namibia Women 210/5 in 20 overs (Yasmeen Khan 61, Adi van der Merwe 57, Reehana Khan 17, Wilka Mwaaite 15, Tanki Ramabitsa 2/36, Boitumelo Phelenyane 2/42) beat Lesotho Women 31/7 in 20 overs (Kayleen Green 2/5, Reehana Khan 2/10, Constancia Kauripeke 1/0, Eveleen Kejarukua 1/3) by 179 runs
Sierra Leone Women 148/3 in 20 overs (Aminata Kamara 47 n.o, Ann Marie Kamara 45, Adama Kamara 20, Shahida Hussein 1/36) beat Malawi Women 92/6 in 20 overs (Shahida Hussein 21, Dalitso Ndipo 19, Zainab Kamara 2/9, Janet Kowa 1/7, Aminata Kamara 1/17, Adama Kamara 1/20) by 56 runs[...]
On 22nd of August, four matches were played at Potchefstroom, 2 in each group, for the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa Division Two
Here is the results in Group A
Sierra Leone U19 beat Botswana Under-19s by 6 wickets ,with 60 balls remaining and in another match Tanzania U19 beat Swaziland U19 by 163 runs.
And Group B is updated with the following results
Mozambique U19 won by 6 wickets with 169 balls remaining beating Ghana U19 and in another match Nigeria U19 won by 9 wickets with 259 balls remaining beating Lesotho U19
On 23rd of August, two matches were played at Potchefstroom for the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa Division Two
Here is the results in Group A
Botswana U19 won by 7 wickets with 227 balls remaining beating Swaziland U19, and in another match Sierra Leone U19 won by 9 wickets with 272 balls remaining beating Rwanda U19
On 20th of August, four matches were played at Potchefstroom, 2 in each group, for the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa Division Two
Here is the results in Group B
Ghana U19 beat Lesotho Under-19s by 270 runs, while Nigeria U19 won by 10 wickets ,with 241 balls remaining, against Mozambique Under-19s
And Group A is updated with the following results
Botswana U19 won by 19 runs beating Rwanda Under-19s and in another match Sierra L U19 won by 8 wickets with 109 balls remaining, beating Tanzania Under-19s[...]
In Group A, Tanzania U19 won by 27 runs against Botswana Under-19s at Potchefstroom, Aug 19 2018 while in another match Rwanda U19 won by 102 runs against Swaziland Under-19s in the same venue.
In Group B, Nigeria U19 beat Ghana Under-19s by 265 runs and in another match Mozambiq U19 won by 245 runs against Lesotho Under-19s[...]
It is all systems go in Potchefstroom, as the teams have arrived for the ICC Africa U19 Division 2 Qualifier tournament, which is the first step towards the 2020 ICC Under 19 World Cup.
9 teams from across Africa have descended upon the student town of ‘Potch’, and they are looking to leave South Africa having graduated with one of the three spots that are up for grabs to get into the first division of African junior cricket.
Some of the finest emerging talent from Africa will be on display over the next week, on surfaces that are bound to be conducive to fine stroke-play. The 50-over format competition will test out every side’s full range of skills, and only the worthy will find passage into the next step of qualifiers.
“It is very exciting now that all the teams are here, and there is a great air of anticipation for the action to begin,” ICC Development Manager for Africa, Patricia C. Kambarami commented.
“This is the first step towards the 2020 World Cup, so it is terrific to think that some teams may start here and go all the way to that event, which will also be in South Africa. We have no doubt that the North West will be excellent hosts for all our players, coaches and management.”
The action starts in earnest on Sunday, with round-robin games throughout the week.
Botswana: Phemelo Silas (Captain), Muaz Arooz (Vice Captain) Rod Mbaiwa (W/K), Boteng Maphosa, Cedric Batshabane, Zaidul Islam, Lawrence Ntshontsi, Boemo Khumalo, Shepherd Mothusi, Leano Maphane, Jurgens Fourie, Salman Shahul Hameed, Shaswath Rangaswamy, Kgosi Machailo
Ghana: Paul Ayoleyine, Eric Amoah, Jerry Angel Gbafah, Yahaya Abdul Mumuni, Richmond Baaleri (vice capt), Mills Yaotse, Bless Bakodie, Enoch Frimpong, Aaron Boamah, David Mario Pereira, Joseph Oko Adotei (captain), Obed Taylor, Nurudeen Mohammed, Abraham Nii Quaye
Lesotho: Sello Solomon Mahadika (Captain), Mohammed Fahed Sheth, Maliehe Enier Serongoane, Ngaka Monanthane, Adnan Mohmed Mubarak Nikoriya (Vice Captain), Ts'episo David Chaoana, Katleho Emmanuel Monki, Katleho Vincent Matsau, Katleho Samuel Kampong, Ibrahim Iiyaz Tagari Makoa Marcus Mota, Ts'eliso Isdora Ralieta, Ts'epo Seliane, Mohammed Shafi Hashmani
Mozambique: José Bulele(Captain), Bernardo Adão Sambo, Gomes Frederico Gomes, Vieira Ermelindo Tembo, Alex Damião Conwana, João Jorge Huó, Bernardo Alfredo Simango, Frederico Enoque Carava, Shelton Firmino Nhavotso, Last Emílio, Lourenço Isaias Salomone, Francisco Manecas Matsolo, Lourenço Alfredo Simango, Agostinho Abilio Navicha
Nigeria: Sylvester Ameh Okpe (Captain), Sulaimon Iyiola Runsewe (V. Captain), Abdulmumuni Taiwo Mohammed, Isaac Danladi, Olayinka Elijah Olaleye, Toheeb Ishola Obisesan, Abdulrahman Adinoyi Jimoh, Peter Aho, Shehu Isiaka Audu, Segun Ogundipe, Eghosa Destiny Aghedo, Rasheed Abolarin, Samuel Mba, Ifeanyichukwu Ubohh
Rwanda Didier Ndikubwimana (capt), Jean Baptiste Hakizimana, Martin Akayezu, Jean Michelle Iradukunda, Damascene Hagenimana, Parfait Mugisha, Jean Pierre Rukundo, Seif Sulaiman, Dushimirimana David Nseniyaremye, Jean Claude Nganji, Yvan Shema, Thierry Manirafasha, Wilson Niyitanga, Amitie Iradukunda
Sierra Leone: George Ngegba, John Bangura, Eric Turay, Haroun Kamara, John Lassayo, Osman Sankoh, Emmanuel Akpo, Chernoh Bah, Aruna Kainessie, Charles Kargbo, Mohamed Kainessie, Samuel Conteh, James Tommy, Edmond Ernest
Swaziland: Wayne Holloway, Mihla Simelane, Sufiyan Patel, Muhammad Faizan, Hamza Ali, Rohan Sandeep, Sibonelelo Dlamini, Jawad Muhammad, Mohamad Hasanbhai Patel, David Sindambiwe, Abdullah Salim Bagas, Pedro Ryan, Dawood Divan, Enziwe Dlamini
Tanzania: Baraka Laiza (capt), Dhrumit Mehta, Kartik Sayal, Abubakari Alfani, Aahil Jasani, Jay Hirwania, Salimini Saidi, Krutik Thakkar, Mohamed Sefu, Sefu Mokiwa, Gokul Das, Faraji Mrope, Abdallah Jabiri, Dhruv Pancholi[...]
The very first edition of T20i Global ranking tournament for Africa Ladies among ICC Africa Associate members will be held between 19th and 26th August, hosted by BCA – Botswana Cricket Association
in collaboration of ACCR 5 – Africa Cricket Confederation Region 5 an organ of Continental Cricket Body ACA – Africa Cricket Association and affiliated to AUSC – Africa Union Sports Council.
In conformity of ICC new policy approved by ICC Board in April 2018 at Kolkata meeting where all Twenty20i matches between Members being awarded international status along with plans to introduce global rankings in the format with effect from 1st July 2018 for ladies and 1st January 2019 for men.
Botswana Cricket Association, a pioneer of African U19 and Ladies tournament since 2010 as an Associate member of Global Governing Body ICC and Continental body ACA agreed and committed to
host this First Edition in Africa, for ICC T20i Global Ranking Ladies Tournament, where Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Zambia, in collaboration of ACCR 5, an ACA
organ will participate to project ICC Africa Associate ladies teams to the new Global ICC T20i rankings.
Botswana Cricket Board and ACCR 5 taking the new policy for Associates of Global Governing Body - ICC , to a new horizon, uniquely for African Ladies.
Click HERE For fixture[...]
- 11 teams to compete for 3 places in Division 1
- Botswana face Tanzania, Ghana take on Nigeria in opening fixtures
- Division 1 scheduled for March 2019
The North West province of South Africa has become a popular destination for cricket teams looking to take the next step on their journey, as it provides a quiet background for those who want to get down to hard work.
That sentiment of hard work will certainly be on the agenda when Africa’s young cricketing talent gathers for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, Africa Division 2 Qualifier. There will be 11 teams at the event, and they will be doing battle for three places in the first Division.
North West Cricket have welcomed the tournament, set to be staged from 17-27 August.
“We are particularly excited to be hosting an event if this magnitude,” CEO of the cricket region, Vincent Prior explained.
“It is a great opportunity for us to showcase our world-class facilities to other countries from Africa. We are certain that Senwes Park will be the home of this event for many years to come,” he said cheerfully.
Prior paid tribute to his staff, who have been busy over the Highveld winter, ensuring that the usually run-filled conditions are ready for a relentless workout over the ten-day period.
“Our incredible team has put in a tremendous amount of energy to ensure that this tournament delivers beyond expectations”
Botswana, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Lesotho, Nigeria, The Gambia, Swaziland and Zambia will all be competing for the three slots available in the top tier of U19 cricket in Africa, and the tournament will be a terrific platform for all those players to exhibit their skills on an international stage.
The town of Potchefstroom is a university town, and will be more than ready to play host to the influx of young talent in August.
ICC U19 DIVISION 2 QUALIFIER matches to be held in North West, South Africa from 17th – 29th August 2018.
Teaams - ICC U19 DIVISION 2 QUALIFIERS
Group A Group B
Zambia The Gambia
For detailed fixture click here[...]
In the 12th match Uganda beat Kenya by 7 wickets with 7 balls remaning, today July 14th 2018 at Kigali city. In the 11th match Tanzania beat Rwanda by 80 runs.
Bangaladesh women beat Ireland women by 25 runs at Utrecht,Netherlands, today July 14th 2018. In the 5th place play-off Thailand women beat Uganda by 34 runs at Amstelveen today July 14th 2018.In the 3rd place play-off Scotland women won by 10 wickets beating Papua New Guinea women at Utrecht today.In the 7th place play-off match became tie between UAE women and Netherlands women,United Arab Emirates Women won the one-over eliminator.
Kigali City is going to witness the 9th and 10th matches of ICC World Twenty20 Africa Region Qualifier B 2018 today 13th July 2018 . In the first match Kenya will take over Tanzania while Rwanda will play Uganda as the second match today. On 11th July 2018 in the 7th and 8th matches Tanzania and Kenya are the winners beating Uganda and Rwanda respectively.
Ireland and Bangaladesh are going to fight in the finals of ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018
The winners of the semi finals Bangaladesh women and Ireland women are going to fight for the championship in ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018. Bangaladesh beat Scotland women by 49 runs and Ireland beat Papua New Guinea by 27 runs in the semi finals yesterday at Amstelveen. Finals will be played at Utrecht, Netherlands tomorrow the 14th of July 2018. Other playoffs to decide the positions of the other teams are also scheduled.[...]
ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018 - Semi finals today, 12 July 2018
Ireland Women will take over Papua New Guinea in first semi final.
Bangladesh Women will play Scotland Women in second semi final. The matches are played at Amstelveen, Netherlands
Uganda Women Vs Netherlands women and Thailand Women Vs UAE Women are the other two play-offs. The matches are played at Utrecht, Netherlands[...]
ICC World Twenty20 Africa Region Qualifier B - Kigali city, Rwanada witnesses the victory of Kenya and Uganda in the 5th and 6th matches repectively yesterday the 10th of July 2018. Kenya beat Tanzania by 7 wkts and Uganda beat Rwanada by 170 runs. Today Tanzania Vs Uganda and Rwanada vs Kenya will be played at the same venue as 7th and 8th matches
Uganda and Kenya are the winners of 3rd and 4th matches of ICC World Twenty20 Africa Region Qualifier B 2018 held at Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Kigali City, Rwanda yesterday (8th July 2018). Uganda beat Tanzania by 64 runs and Kenya enjoyed a victory of 123 runs against Rwanda.
Results so far