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The Ghana national U19 cricket team will emplane to Kenya on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 for the 2018 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana will slug it out with Botswana, Uganda and host nation Kenya for the sole ticket to represent Africa at the cricket world cup to be staged in New Zealand next year.

Ghana made this giant step to compete in the one week tournament, which runs from 1st -8th having won Gold in the ICC Africa Division two without tasting a defeat in Benoni last year.

A contingent of 14 players, a coach and one management member will be in Nairobi, Kenya as the 4 nation tournament bats off next month.

The team was originally scheduled to be in Nairobi two clear weeks before the tournament for acclimatization purposes and high performance training, but the Ghana Cricket Association [GCA] and the Ministry of Youth & Sports could not raise the necessary funds for that purpose.

With just a day to embark on the trip, the GCA is still hopeful the Ministry will release funds for their participation fee and other commitments after their budget for the tournament was approved.

Source: Michael Okuley