Lesotho Cricket Association awaits ICC confirmation

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MASERU — Lesotho national cricket coach, Lekoatsa Chaka, says he is still waiting to hear from the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the ICC Africa Regional Division 3 T20 Tournament will go ahead as planned. “We are expecting a call and confirmation from the ICC over the Africa Regional Division 3 T20 Tournament — whether the tournament is going ahead this year and if we are invited to it,” Chaka told the Lesotho Times on Tuesday. “If the tournament isn’t going to be played then we will find out if there are other tournaments for the junior sides in the pipeline.” Lesotho’s national cricket team finished third at the Regional Division 3 T20 Tournament in Ghana last year. The year before, they had finished fifth. The tournament is for the continent’s lowest ranked cricket playing nations and is played under the shorter 20-over format of the game. Speaking about cricket’s prospects for 2012, Chaka said the Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) would soon hold a meeting to decide the fate of several events pending from last year. “I’m not sure when exactly the meeting will be, but it will be in the near future. “The executive committee will come to a decision over events which didn’t go ahead in 2011,” Chaka said. Some of the events include a regional women’s tournament plus an introductory Level One cricket course in Mokhotlong and Thaba-Tseka district. “The other is a cricket administrative programme which deals with the running of the game. “Also in the pipeline is a cricket festival for all those who love the sport,” Chaka said.

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