Uganda Creates History With First-Ever T20 World Cup Qualification
On Thursday, Uganda secured a decisive nine-wicket victory over Rwanda in an African qualifier, ensuring their participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States next year.
🚨 Uganda create history 🚨
They have qualified for the #T20WorldCup 2024 and will become only the fifth African nation to feature in the tournament 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) November 30, 2023
Despite Zimbabwe’s triumph over Kenya in the same qualifiers, they fell short of qualification. Uganda, the latest addition among the 20 participating teams, now joins Namibia, who had already secured their spot earlier in the week.
This significant qualification marks Uganda’s inaugural entry into an ICC World Cup, establishing them as the fifth African nation to grace a T20 World Cup. Regrettably, Zimbabwe’s absence brings an end to their streak of participating in six out of the eight previous editions of the tournament.