Ghana out of Africa T20 Cup; Uganda in, Nigeria remain

Uganda have replaced Ghana in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup.

Ghana have declined Cricket South Africa’s invitation to the expanded tournament due to logistical reasons.

“It is disappointing that Ghana had to pull out of the competition,” said International Cricket Council Africa development officer Justine Ligyalingi.

“As it was going to be their debut at this tournament, it would have been a great experience for their national team, but we are glad to confirm the involvement of another debutant in Uganda.

“This will provide the ideal opportunity for them to test themselves against some of the best young cricketers on the continent, particularly ahead of their appearance in the upcoming WCL Division Three tournament in November.

“Uganda will be ready to compete, and we are excited as we wait for the highly anticipated competition to get underway.”

The Africa T20 Cup’s preliminary rounds will take place from 14 to 16 September. The finals’ weekend will follow on 23 and 24 September. Nigeria will also make their tournament debut.

As part of their preparations for the WCL Division three competition, Kenya and Uganda will remain in South Africa following the conclusion of the Africa T20 Cup. They will play matches against KwaZulu-Natal Inland and the South African Academy.