KAMPALA, (Xinhua) -- The Uganda Cricket Association
(UCA) has cancelled the 2017 Afri T20 Cricket League after foreign players
failed to get international clearance.
Martin Ondeko, an
administrative officer of UCA confirmed to Xinhua on Thursday that after waiting
for several days for the respective boards to clear their players, they decided
to call off the international event.
“It is unfortunate that
we shall miss the chance to host such an event where our players would have got
exposed with top international players. But we need to observe the International
Cricket Council (ICC) rules,” he added.
Ondeko made it clear
that ICC requested that all the foreign players get clearance with no objection
certificates from boards of their respective countries.
The event was expected
to bring together several foreign and local players divided in eight francise
Thirty one foreign
players including Pakistan’s test player Saeed Ajmal had already traveled to
Uganda for the event.