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INAUGURAL USA CRICKET BOARD FINALISED AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED

The inaugural USA Cricket Board of Directors was finalised today with the announcement of three Independent Directors in a historical landmark for cricket in the United States.

Following a recommendation from the independent Nominating and Governance Committee, the three positions were approved by the seven Constituent Directors. The three Independent Directors have a wealth of knowledge and experience which will bring great value to the USA Cricket Board and are as follows:

· Catherine Carlson, Senior Vice President Corporate Partnerships and Premium Activation, Orlando Magic
· Paraag Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, San Francisco 49ers.
· Rohan Sajdeh, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

The appointment of the three Independent Directors is the next step in an extensive, thorough and transparent process designed to assemble a Board of Directors that can unite the U.S. cricket community and achieve cricket’s undoubted potential in the world’s most competitive sports market. The first Chair of the Board will be elected at the inaugural Board meeting next month and will be announced shortly thereafter. Attention will now focus on an application by USA Cricket for membership to the ICC.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson welcomed the latest development as a major milestone not only for cricket in the United States, but also the game globally. “USA Cricket now has a governance structure and a high caliber Board that we believe positions the organization well to achieve its enormous potential. A successful U.S. cricket administration is great for world cricket and we are delighted with the quality of board candidates who have been selected from an incredibly impressive field and we think the global game will benefit from their expertise.”

Catherine Carlson who will serve a three-year term is a sponsorship sales, strategic partnerships and business development expert. Prior to her work with the Orlando Magic NBA team, Ms. Carlson spent over 10 years at Disney’s Wide World of Sports which included modified junior sports programs and sports tourism initiatives.

“Having grown up with cricket as a child in Australia, I strongly believe cricket is a game that the United States will increasingly grow to love. Data from the ICC’s recent global research indicates that there is already a significant base of cricket fans in the United States. However, sustainable growth and development of cricket here requires revenue from a diverse inventory of commercial platforms and I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience in this area as a member of the USA Cricket Board,” said Carlson.

Paraag Marathe, who has spent 18 seasons with the 49ers as the club’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, and oversaw the construction of the Levi’s Stadium, will serve a two-year term.

“I am looking forward to this unique and exciting challenge. I believe the United States has the potential to be a major player in international cricket and we can inspire this country to fall in love with this great game. This is an incredibly talented and passionate Board of Directors and I am looking forward to working with them so that this major international sport can achieve its potential here in the United States,” said Marathe.

Rohan Sajdeh, who is a Corporate and Business Strategy specialist bringing extensive U.S. sport experience including from cricket, motorsports, football and golf, will be serving a one-year term.

“I am fortunate to have led strategic projects across the full sporting ecosystem in the U.S. and internationally in my time at the Boston Consulting Group, including impactful work in cricket related to the Indian Premier League and the recently announced ICC Test Championship. I am incredibly excited to have an opportunity to bring my experience to bear on the challenge of establishing cricket as a major sport here in the United States,” said Sajdeh.

The three independent directors join the seven elected representatives of the Board who are listed below:

Avinash Gaje – Individual Director
Venu Pisike – Individual Director
Suraj Viswanathan – Individual Director
Nadia T. Gruny – Female Player
Usman Shuja – Male Player
Ajith Bhaskar – Club Director
Atul Rai – League Director

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NETHERLAND’S RIJKE SUSPENDED FROM BOWLING IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

The Netherlands’ Robine Rijke has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the Event Panel of the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018 confirmed that the fast bowler uses an illegal bowling action.

The 21-year-old was reported by match officials following her side’s match against the United Arab Emirates, which the Netherlands lost by six wickets on Saturday.

Since the matches were not televised, as per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, Rijke’s bowling action was filmed in the next match she played after being reported, which was against Bangladesh on Sunday. The video footage of her bowling spells were provided to the Event Panel of Mark King and Richard Done, for analysis and assessment.

Following its review, the Event Panel concluded that Rijke employs an illegal bowling action, and, as such, in accordance with Article 6.7 of the regulations, she has been immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Rijke’s suspension shall remain in place until such time she submits to an assessment of her bowling action at an ICC approved Testing Center and the assessment concludes that his bowling action is legal.

The Netherlands’ next match is against Papua New Guinea at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Tuesday.

TEAMS PREPARE TO SLUG IT OUT FOR PLACE IN ICC WOMEN’S WORLD T20 2018

Bangladesh and Ireland lead a list of eight nations who will be aspiring to give it their best shot in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018 in the Netherlands from Saturday, which provides the top two teams passage into the event proper in the West Indies later this year.

Bangladesh and Ireland are ranked ninth and 10th respectively on the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings and pose a huge challenge to other teams in the eight-team tournament being held at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen and Kampong Cricket Club in Utrecht.

Bangladesh are in Group A, which also comprises the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates, while Ireland are in Group B along with Scotland, Thailand and Uganda. Both finalists from the tournament will join Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and host West Indies in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 from 9-24 November.

Apart from the two qualifying spots and the exposure of playing, sides also have an added incentive since all matches of the tournament are classified as Twenty20 Internationals.

The captains of all eight participating teams ahead of the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier

Bangladesh and Ireland are not taking any team lightly and would be looking to grab eyeballs during a season that has seen several new highs. New Zealand set a new high ODI score last month while the T20I record team score has been broken three times this year, including twice in the same day by New Zealand and then England in a tri-series last month.

Anju Jain, a former India wicketkeeper-batter who has recently taken over as Bangladesh’s coach, is impressed not just with her own team but also the talent in other sides in the competition.

“I have been pretty impressed with the potential and talent of the Bangladesh team. I have only been here for the past two months and in that time the girls have been doing really well, credit goes to the players for the way they have responded. Our main focus has been converting potential to performance, as a team we need to look to keep on improving and make sure we qualify for the ICC Women’s WT20 in the West Indies.

“Playing in different locations as a professional cricketer or as a coach is always a challenge. As a coach, you need to prepare your team for those changes. We had a few matches in Ireland before coming here, which has similar conditions to here, so I think that will help us in getting the players to adapt. T20 cricket is very unpredictable so we have to be in our best form.

“It is great to see all the teams here at this event. I have been impressed by Uganda who are coming through. Looking at all the practice games every team seems to be beating each other, so that is a very good thing. Women’s cricket is definitely on a high, especially following last year’s ICC Women’s World Cup which is a huge positive more people are following and recognizing the game.”

Ireland coach Aaron Hamilton feels the team has planned well and it is now time to show their mettle.

“As the head coach, I’m looking for the players to execute our game plans and play with freedom and confidence. We have a highly talented squad, and if we play as I know we can, we will make a major impact at this tournament. No game will be easy, but the planning is over and it is now time to deliver.

“Our challenge, from a coaching perspective, will be picking the right combination of players for the right set of circumstances. If the players can all maintain their fitness throughout, we have a very good squad to pick from – a real blend of youth and experience – but a group that has the confidence and talent to progress,” he said.

ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier pre event captain’s photo

The squads:

BANGLADESH – Salma Khatun (captain); Ayasha Rahman; Fahima Khatun; Fargana Hoque Pinky; Jahanara Alam; Khadiza-Tul Kubra; Lily Rani Biswas; Nahida Akter; Nigar Sultana Joty; Rumana Ahmed; Panna Ghosh; Shamima Sultana; Sanjida Islam and Sarmin Sultana. Anju Jain (coach)

IRELAND – Laura Delany (captain); Kim Garth; Cecelia Joyce; Isobel Joyce; Shauna Kavanagh; Gaby Lewis; Lara Maritz; Ciara Metcalfe; Cara Murray; Lucy O’Reilly; Eimear Richardson; Clare Shillington; Rebecca Stokell and Mary Waldron. Aaron Hamilton (coach)

NETHERLANDS – Heather Siegers (captain); Cher van Slobbe; Esther Corder; Caroline de Fouw; Babette de Leede; Denise Hannema; Sterre Kalis; Lisa Klokgieters; Mariska Kornet; Juliet Post; Annemijn Thomson; Robine Rijke; Silver Siegers and Jolien van Vliet. Sean Trouw (coach)

PNG – Pauke Siaka (captain); Natasha Ambol; Vicky Ara’a; Kaia Arua; Helen Buruka; Veru Kila Frank; Sibona Jimmy; Kopi John; Ravini Oa; Tanya Ruma; Brenda Tau; Mairi Tom; Isabel Toua and Naoani Vare. Rarua Dikana (coach)

SCOTLAND – Kathryn Bryce (captain), Abbi Aitken; Sarah Bryce; Priyanaz Chatterji; Becky Glen; Laura Grant; Lorna Jack; Abtaha Maqsood; Katie McGill; Jess Mills; Hannah Rainey; Rachel Scholes; Ellen Watson and Ruth Willis. Steve Knox (coach)

THAILAND – Sornnarin Tippoch (captain); Nattaya Boochatham; Naruemol Chaiwai; Natthakan Chantham; Onnicha Khamchomphu; Rosenanee Kanoh; Nannapat Koncharonkai; Suleeporn Laomi; Wongpaka Liengprasert; Rattanaporn Padunglerd; Srinitra Saengsakaorat; Sainamin Saenya; Chanida Sutthiruang and Arriya Yenyueak. Janak Gamage (coach)

UGANDA – Kevin Awino (captain); Joyce Mary Apio; Consylate Aweko; Getrude Candiru; Siadat Kemigisha; Janet Mbabazi; Rita Musamali; Frankline Najjumba; Immaculate Nakisuuyi; Mary Nalule; Prico Nakitende; Stephanie Nampiina; Carol Namugenyi and Rachael Ntono. Francis Ngede (coach)

UAE – Humaira Tasneem (captain); Chamani Senevirathne; Chaya Mughal; Esha Oza; Heena Hotchandani; Ishni Senavirathna; Judit Cleetus; Kavisha Kumari; Namita Dsouza; Neha Sharma; Nisha Ali; Roopa Nagaraj; Subha Srinivasan and Udeni Kuruppuarachchi. Sockalingam Vairamoorthy (coach)

EMIRATES CRICKET BOARD AWARDED TOP PRIZE AT ICC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Today at the ICC Annual Conference, five Members have been celebrated for their contribution to the growth of cricket through the ICC Development Awards 2017; with the Emirates Cricket Board taking the top prize.

The Emirates Cricket Board has been awarded the Gray-Nicolls Best Overall Cricket Development Programme for its widespread success in 2017. From the men’s national team success in retaining One Day International status, to the women’s team qualifying for the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier. Other areas of development include nine new Academy startups in the past 12 months, as well as 200 new Emirati cricketers experiencing cricket.

The Best Women’s Cricket Initiative has been won by the Rwanda Cricket Association, after Rwandan cricketer Cathia Uwamahoro, 22, achieved Guinness Book of Record success after batting continuously for 26 hours. She undertook the challenge and raised $13,200 for the construction of the first ever international cricket stadium in Gahanga. Her story inspired women and girls across Rwanda to challenge stereotypes and participate in cricket.

The African Member was also awarded the Spirit of Cricket Award to help over 240 orphans at the Ntarama genocide memorial site in Bugesera district. In partnership with several local companies, the Rwanda Cricket Association collected a number of items including clothes, household items and bicycles that were given to the 60 homes of victims of the 1994 Genocide. In addition, they were introduced to the game of cricket.

Mexico’s Craig White has been awarded Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to the sport. He has raised the profile among key bodies in Mexico, orchestrated the rewriting of the constitution to enable Mexico to successfully seek sponsorship and has opened doors for the Mexico Cricket Association.

The Lifetime Service Award has gone to Brian Fell of the Deutscher Cricket Bund. Brian Fell retired from his position as President of the Deutscher Cricket Bund in November 2017, after 23 years. During this time he has overseen a huge growth in cricket clubs in Germany from 16 to 140, and the teams have risen from 16 to over 300.

Image of the Year

The Image of the Year has been awarded to the Vanuatu Cricket Association. The image portrays that cricket can be enjoyed anywhere and emphasizes that cricket is fun for everyone.

ICC General Manager – Development, William Glenwright believes it is important to celebrate the work of Members across the world. “There are many examples from across the world of the important and impressive work the Members are doing to grow cricket. The ICC Development Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate what they are achieving in the presence of the entire membership, and how the sport is reaching more participants. This year we have Members who are being awarded for the first time and this highlights the increasing number of countries that are producing some excellent development outcomes.”

Gray-Nicolls will award the Emirates Cricket Board the equivalent of 3500GBP of cricket equipment for being named as the Gray-Nicolls Best Overall Cricket Development Programme.

DAVID RICHARDSON TO STEP DOWN FOLLOWING ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

The International Cricket Council today confirmed that David Richardson will step down as ICC Chief Executive when his contract expires post next summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

In 2002, Mr Richardson became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket, and was promoted as the Chief Executive in 2012.

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “On behalf of the ICC Board, I would like to thank David for his service and commitment to cricket over the past 16 years and, particularly, over the last six years as CEO.

“His achievements speak for themselves, but in recent history the commercial success of the sport, his leadership of the ICC team and establishing greater context for international cricket are of particular note.

“David will be missed by everyone in the game, but this is an opportunity for the ICC to drive forward our new global growth strategy, which David has played an integral part in developing, under new leadership. A global recruitment process will now get underway to identify the right person to lead the ICC.”

David Richardson ICC Chief Executive
Credit – IDI via Getty Images

Mr Richardson added: “The hardest thing as a cricketer is knowing when the time is right to retire. But for me, the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup next year is about right. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the ICC and I am particularly pleased with what we have achieved in recent times in creating greater context for all formats of the game and securing increased opportunities and clear pathways for all Members to play at the highest level.

“I will certainly do all I can over the next 12 months to ensure that we complete our work on the new global strategy for cricket aimed at growing the game both in our traditional and new markets, and, in particular put on a World Cup that does the game proud.

“I’d like to thank the ICC Chairman and the current board of directors and Member Chief Executives for their support and of course to my senior team and all of the ICC staff who are so dedicated to our great sport.”

ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018: Thailand, UAE Brace Up To Take Up More Fancied Team

Thailand and the United Arab Emirates are looking to give a good account of themselves, as they prepare to take on more fancied sides in the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018 in the Netherlands from 7-14 July.

Thailand, who have figured in both previous editions of the tournament, are placed in Group B along with Ireland, Scotland and Uganda while the UAE’s maiden appearance will see them fight it out in Group A along with Bangladesh, the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea.

The tournament will be held at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen and Kampong Cricket Club in Utrecht, with the finalists joining Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and host West Indies in the event proper from 9-24 November.

THAILAND IN ACTION
photo credit : ICC

Thailand, who finished fifth in the 2013 Qualifier and seventh in the 2015 event, have made it this time after winning in the ICC Women’s World T20 Asia Qualifier, beating the UAE in the final.

They take on Ireland upfront and coach Janak Gamage is hoping the team can come up with some fine all-round performances and put recent experience to good use.

“We will not take any match easy and we will give our 100 per cent effort against all teams, especially Ireland, since their ranking is higher than ours. We have some fine all-rounders in the side and we got the opportunity to play with strong teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in Malaysia,” he said.

Captain Somnarin Tippoch wants the team to pull off a few tricks and make it to the West Indies in November.

“We want to be at our best during this big tournament. We have trained with the men’s under-19 players and our team has had exposure in the Asia Cup and on a tour of Sri Lanka. The team has been adapting well and we hope to continue to improve as a team,” she said.

The UAE cricketers too have been preparing well and coach Murali Sockalingam is hoping the team is able to make its presence felt on the international stage.

THAILAND IN ACTION
photo credit : ICC

“It is for the first time that the UAE team is on the world stage against opposition like Bangladesh and the Netherlands (in the league) who already have international experience. Playing them is the toughest challenge but our objective is to play the World T20 in the West Indies by winning the Qualifiers,” he said.

UAE captain Humaira Tasneem, who like coach Sockalingam, is banking on opener Esha Oza, all-rounder Nisha Ali and former Sri Lanka captain Chamani Senevirathne doing well, says the team has been playing indoors to prepare for the cold conditions in the Netherlands.

Nisha scored 90 runs in six matches at the Asia Qualifier and was also their most successful bowler with 12 wickets, including tournament-best figures of five for seven against Thailand.

“Keeping ourselves injury-free is very important. There have been times where we have lost important players because of injuries. We want to make sure that we go into the league matches with our full strength and give our absolute all in the matches. This way we can be one of the top teams in our pool,” Humaira said.

“Our number one goal is to qualify for the ICC World T20. Our motto is ‘One dream, One team.’ If we play as a team and go according to our plans and strategies whilst also being tactical, then we are pretty much on target. We want to earn the right to qualify for the World Cup and play against teams like Australia, India and New Zealand,” she added.

UAE IN ACTION
photo credit : ICC

FIXTURES

Thailand

7 July – Ireland v Thailand, Kampong (1200-1445); Sue Redfern and Jacqueline Williams (on-field), Ahmed Shah Pakteen (reserve umpire)
8 July – Uganda v Thailand, Kampong (1200-1445); Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Roland Black (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire)
10 July – Thailand v Scotland, Kampong (1200-1445); Claire Polosak and Pim van Liemt (on-field umpires), Roland Black (reserve umpire)

Thailand squad – Somnarin Tippoch (captain); Nattaya Boochatham; Naruemol Chaiwai; Natthakan Chantham; Onnicha Khamchomphu; Rosenanee Kanoh; Nannapat Koncharonkai; Suleeporn Laomi; Wongpaka Liengprasert; Rattanaporn Padunglerd; Srinitra Saengsakaorat; Sainamin Saenya; Chanida Sutthiruang and Arriya Yenyueak. Janak Gamage (coach)

UAE
7 July – Netherlands v UAE (1600-1845)
; Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Jacqueline Williams (on-field umpires), Sue Redfern (reserve umpire)
8 July – PNG v UAE, VRA (1600-1845); Jacqueline Williams and Sue Redfern (on-field umpires), Pim van Liemt (reserve umpire)
10 July – UAE v Bangladesh, Kampong (1600-1845); Roland Black and Pim van Piemt (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire)

UAE squad – Humaira Tasneem (captain); Chamani Senevirathne; Chaya Mughal; Esha Oza; Heena Hotchandani; Ishni Senavirathna; Judit Cleetus; Kavisha Kumari; Namita Dsouza; Neha Sharma; Nisha Ali; Roopa Nagaraj; Subha Srinivasan and Udeni Kuruppuarachchi. Murali Sockalingam (coach)

PNG AND UGANDA AIM TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION IN THE ICC WOMEN’S WORLD T20 QUALIFIER 2018

Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Uganda will aim to make an impression when they arrive in the Netherlands in their bid to claim the two remaining places at this year’s ICC Women’s World T20 2018.

The matches of the qualifying tournament will take place at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen and Kampong Cricket Club in Utrecht from 7-14 July, with the finalists joining Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the Windies for the event proper in the Caribbean from 9-24 November.

For PNG, this will be their second participation in a World T20 qualifier after they finished fifth in 2015. PNG have progressed following their success in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifying Series East Asia-Pacific Region in April/May 2017 in Japan.

In the Japan competition, PNG defeated Vanuatu by nine wickets and five wickets, Japan by 78 runs and 92 runs, and Samoa by six wickets in the (must win) repeat match after losing the earlier fixture by 16 runs.

Gertrude Candiru in action
photo credit: ICC

PNG’s success in Japan revolved around batters Tanya Ruma (131 runs), captain Pauke Siaka (110 runs), all-rounder Sibona Jimmy (117 runs and 10 wickets) and fast bowler Ravini Oa (nine wickets).

The four players have been named in the 14-player squad and are expected to once again play a lead role in the Netherlands tourney.

“I think we have a settled team for next month’s tournament, though we have not played any international cricket since the Japan tournament,” said 32-year-old Siaka, who is a right-handed batter and medium-fast bowler, adding: “But we all are excited and looking forward to making a good impression in Amsterdam. We have been training hard for the last six months under Coach Rarua Dikana’s intense training program and we hope to qualify for the World Cup after all that hard work”

“Like other sides, we will arrive with a conviction that we can win the tournament. It will then depend on how we perform on match days, but I think we are ready to compete against the more experienced sides.”

PNG are grouped with Bangladesh, hosts Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Siaka hoped her side will progress to the semi-finals. “That’s the objective and I think it is very much achievable. We just need to do the basics right, not look too far ahead and respect our opponents.”

Uganda are just one step away from featuring in their maiden World T20 tournament after having qualified for the Amsterdam competition following their success in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifying Series Africa Region in Windhoek in September 2017.

In the final of the Namibia competition, Uganda surprised Zimbabwe when they achieved the 100-run target with three wickets and three balls to spare. Getrude Candiru was the star of the final when she followed up her three for 14 with 23 not out.

Candiru finished as her side’s top run-scorer with 107 runs, while she was also the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets.

This will be Uganda’s maiden appearance in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier and they have been placed with Ireland, Scotland and Thailand in Group B.

“This will be our debut at this level, but we are taking this as a great opportunity to show our talent,” remarked Kevin Awino, the 21-year-old captain, adding: “The sides in our group are more experienced but this should not stop us from showing what we are capable of.

“Playing at the World T20 qualifier is a big step in the right direction as this event will provide us the experience and exposure that will be invaluable for the future. We all are excited and looking forward to not only playing against the more experienced sides, but also learning from them and building relationships.”

Arua, Oa (both PNG), Candiru and Immaculate Nakisuyi (both Uganda) have also been named in the 13-member Women’s Global Development Squad, which will play five matches against ECB Super League teams from 15-21 July as part of their warm-up fixtures. The initiative, a partnership between the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), aims at providing exposure to teams outside the top-eight ranked sides who feature in the ICC Women’s Championship and make World Twenty20Is more competitive in the coming years.

Uganda celebrate a wicket
photo credit: ICC

FIXTURES

PNG

7 July – Bangladesh v PNG (1600-1845); Pim van Liemt and Claire Polosak (on-field umpires), Roland Black (reserve umpire)
8 July – PNG v UAE, VRA (1600-1845); Jacqueline Williams and Sue Redfern (on-field umpires), Pim van Liemt (reserve umpire)
10 July – Netherlands v PNG (1600-1845); Sue Redfern and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (on-field umpires), Jacqueline Williams (reserve umpire)

PNG squad – Pauke Siaka (captain); Natasha Ambol; Vicky Ara’a; Kaia Arua; Helen Buruka (wicketkeeper); Veru Kila Frank; Sibona Jimmy; Kopi John; Ravini Oa; Tanya Ruma; Brenda Tau (wicketkeeper); Mairi Tom; Isabel Toua and Naoani Vare. Rarua Dikana (coach)

UGANDA

7 July – Scotland v Uganda (1200-1445); Roland Black and Claire Polosak (on-field umpires), Pim van Liemt (reserve umpire)
8 July – Uganda v Thailand, Kampong (1200-1445); Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Roland Black (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire)
10 July – Ireland v Uganda, VRA (1200-1445); Jacqueline Williams and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (on-field umpires), Sue Redfern (reserve umpire)

UGANDA squad – Kevin Awino (captain) (Wicketkeeper); Joyce Mary Apio; Consylate Aweko; Getrude Candiru; Siadat Kemigisha; Janet Mbabazi; Rita Musamali; Frankline Najjumba; Immaculate Nakisuuyi; Mary Nalule; Prico Nakitende; Stephanie Nampiina; Carol Namugenyi and Rachael Ntono. Francis Ngede (coach)