Uganda Baby Cricket Cranes broke a 15 year jinx and reached the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be staged in West Indies.
To reach the milestone, the Uganda U19 Men’s team beat East Africa neighbours Tanzania by eight wickets to secure a place in next year’s World Cup.
The Baby Cricket Cranes needed a convincing win on the last day and emphatically beat Tanzania who suffered their first loss.
After suffering defeat to Namibia in their opening game, Uganda registered back to back victories against Rwanda and Nigeria.
Uganda finished top courtesy of a better Net Run Rate of 2.128. The Baby Cricket Cranes were however tied on points with both Tanzania and Namibia, all on six points.
Skipper Pascal Murungi managed four wickets as Uganda limited Tanzania to 51 runs.
Namibia’s chances of progression were dented by Nigeria who set 184 in their innings, Namibia needed the same total in two overs to have a chance.
After a near miss in 2017, Uganda will be making their third appearance at the global showpiece. Uganda previously made it to the 2004 and 2006 editions in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Colombo, Sri Lanka respectively.