4/28/2018 8:53:53 PM (GMT+3)

Six teams to compete for ICC 2023 Road to World Cup

Six teams to compete for ICC 2023 Road to World Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: The next event on the road to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 takes place in Malaysia as six teams compete for two qualification spots from ICC World Cricket League Division 4.

The road to India 2023 sees Bermuda, Denmark, Jersey, Malaysia, Uganda and Vanuatu all competing to climb the ladder to ICC World Cricket League Division 3 from April 29.

A total of 18 matches will be played over an eight-day period in a packed schedule in Kuala Lumpur.

Denmark go into the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 with eight players under the age of 25 including Saif Ahmed, Jonas Henriksen and Shangeev Thas. After a long winter indoor training program, the squad has undertaken warm weather training and outdoor practice tours to Pakistan and Spain.

Hamid Shah will lead the team as captain for the first time in an ICC event and is looking forward to the challenge.

“I am looking forward to a very competitive tournament and the challenges we are going to meet as a group. We know what to expect in this tournament, playing six games in eight days, the team management especially the coach, Jeremy Bray, has prepared us really well increasing our fitness level and skill work. This is my first time of captaining Denmark for an ICC tournament and I am aware it is not going to be an easy task. However, I am excited by the prospect and ready to lead the team,” he said.

Uganda have had good preparations ahead of the tournament with tours to Qatar and India, prior to that they also hosted Saudi Arabia for a series of games. Uganda were relegated from Division 3 last time round where they were hosts of the tournament and are looking to improve on that.