October 3, 2009

World Cricket League

Malawi and Rwanda register wins

Cricinfo

The World Cricket League (WCL) Africa Division Three tournament in Malawi has been reduced to five teams following the late withdrawal of Morocco.

According to the ICC website, the Moroccan team was enroute to Blantyre, Malawi, when Qatari officials ordered them from the plane.

The tournament organising committee decided to allocate teams drawn to play Morocco with a bye. Two matches went ahead as scheduled with the hosts, Malawi, defeating Lesotho by 64 runs, and Rwanda beating Gambia by seven wickets with 23 overs to spare.

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Posted by colin macbeth on (October 3, 2009, 17:03 GMT)

Another competition seemingly spoilt by some immigration department jobsworth, it appears. I would have hoped the ICC would have got their collective heads round this sort of situation after the Sierra Leone lock-out and the transit bans imposed on three Ugandans due to travel to Bermuda last month. It's not by any chance a plot to get all games played in Dubai, is it?

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