In a move aimed to keep its commitment for the support and growth of cricket around the world, especially amongst the associate nations, the International League T20 (ILT20) has decided to organise the Continent Cup T20 Africa in Kenya.
Continent Cup T20 Africa, a six-nation tournament, will be played at the Nairobi Gymkhana ground from June 9. Apart from hosts Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Uganda are the other nations that will participate in the T20 tournament, whose final will be held on June 23.
Commenting on the development, Mubashshir Usmani said: “The International League T20 is committed to the growth of the sport not only in the UAE but across the world. There is a real passion for cricket in Africa and we feel that we need to provide them the encouragement and the backing that will help them emerge on the cricket scene.
“The Continent Cup T20 Africa will feature teams that are eager to make a mark at the international level. The Kenyan team was a force to reckon with in the years gone by and the cricketing world would like to see them re-emerge as a potent force. We would continue to support such endeavours around the world while focusing on the growth of our own tournament and UAE men’s and women’s cricket,” he added.