Hosts Uganda are by presstime on Monday facing USA in the last group tie at the Entebbe Cricket Oval at the on-going 2017 International Cricket Board (ICC) World Cricket League Division 3 event.
It is a mathematical chance for Uganda Cricket Cranes to qualify for Division 2 and the next stage of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers if they get a huge win and hope that second placed Oman can suffer a miserable defeat to Malaysia at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
After two wins and two losses, Uganda are in third place with 4 points, while Canada is top and Oman second at each points a apiece. In-case of a Uganda win and an Oman defeat, then the calculators will be busy to count the Net run-rate (NRR).
Uganda’s NRR stands at -0.206, while Oman has +0.777 and table leaders Canada +1.036. “We need to go all out against USA and play our hearts out because it is a very important game for us to decide what happens next,” captain Davis Arinaitwe Karashani said.
The Cricket Cranes will also hope that batsman Mohammed Irfan who was in blistering form to pick 108 runs in the win against Malaysia finds his good form.
Canada who beat Uganda in the opening game are also now taking on Singapore at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval. The best two teams after the games today will qualify for slots in Division 2 and also the world Cup qualifiers, but also face off in the final on Tuesday.
Classification matches will also be played on Tuesday to decide which teams remain in Division 3 and which ones are demoted to Division 4.