Sierra Leone U-19 Cricket team to play in Uganda

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Sierra Leone U-19 National Cricket team will be the next Sierra Leone national team to play a tournament in Uganda after the female national team in 2011.

The female team got their first international experience in Uganda and with little experience, the female national team ended the ICC/ACA Women’s tournament without a single win.

But they gained a lot of experience and were exposed to international cricket tournament for the first time.
This time round, Sierra Leone will be going with a team that had started playing international cricket since they were under the age of 13 to the U-19 stage.

The tournament was earlier schedule to take place in South Africa, August 2013.
But the date has been brought forward to the 24th May 2013 and venue changed to Uganda. Before the change, the association was planning to let the boys train in South Africa three days before the kick-off. But the chairman of the association, Bournes- Coker said they will be talking to the Ugandan cricket association to camp the boys in a reasonable place, three days before the tournament.

According to sources, the teams will arrive on 24th May 2013 and will depart on 2nd June 2013.
Eight countries will be participating in the competition ICC U-19 division1 tournament. The qualifiers will represent Africa in the U-19 world Cup final stage in Dubai next year.

The CEO, Francis Samura, said his boys are ready for the challenge and that their only problem now is finance, which is why he is appealing to the government, business houses, and individuals to give them full support to win the tournament.

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