KAMPALA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uganda is set to send its national cricket team to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for buildup games ahead of the 2017 World Cup T20 qualifiers, a top official said on Monday.
Justine Ligyalingi, Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Cricket Association, told Xinhua that Uganda will use the UAE International T20 Cricket Cup tournament as a buildup to the qualifiers.
He said Uganda is among the teams the Emirates Cricket Board invited for the games, scheduled to run from Dec. 12-21.
He said players have already been invited to start preparations for the tournament.
Other teams that will take part in the invitational tournament include Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Zimbabwe and hosts UAE.