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By Tony Munro
Tanzania are currently touring England for a 12-day trip to prepare for the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 tournament, which they are hosting in October. The team will play matches against Indian Gymkhana (London), Birmingham Civil Service, West Harrow CC, Watford CC, Amersham CC (all north west of London), Rajput Cricket Association, Julian Woods Academy and Birmingham West Indians possibly the MCC.
Most of the squad, captained by left-arm medium pacer Hamisi Abdallah, are under 24 and have come through the Tanzania Cricket Association's development programme.
The tour was preceded by a training camp and a lengthy domestic season, where Aga Khan Cricket Club (captained by off-spinner Riziki Kiseto) won the Mwalimu Nyerere A League.
Tanzania is among six teams will compete in Divison 4, in Dar Es Salaam, from October 4 to 11. Afghanistan, Fiji, Hong Kong, Italy and Jersey the others.
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