July 2, 2006

Tanzania

Tanzania plays host to qualifying series

Will

Tanzania has been confirmed the host of this year’s World Cup qualifying series for the Africa region, which gets underway in August in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA), Chairman Zully Rehemtulah said on Saturday that their confirmation follows an assessment they had carried out in relation to the standard of the pitch.

He said the tournament would be held at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) grounds, a decision that has been reached after a series of negotiations between TCA and UDSM officials.

Rehemtulah who is also the Cricket instructor, said lack of an acceptable pitch worried them a lot.

He said three grounds that were earmarked for the tournament Dar es Salaam Gymkhana, Annadir Burhani and Leaders’ could not be secured because of reasons beyond their control.

“However, we have been struggling to get the University of Dar es Salaam grounds and luckily we have managed, we are now going to host the tournament,” he said confidently.

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