Malaysia Replace Uganda as ICC World Cricket League Division 3 Host after Security Concerns

September 23, 2014

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today relocated the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 from Uganda to Malaysia after safety concerns. 

The tournament is set to take place between 23 to 30 October in Kuala Lumpur, diagnosis Malaysia. 

Uganda was to host the six-team competition from 26 October to 2 November, medstore however, health due to a recent elevation in the ICC’s ongoing safety and security assessment level, it has been decided to relocate the event to the Malaysian capital.

In coming to this decision, the ICC coordinated with a range of local authorities and security experts.   

Announcing the decision, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The safety and security of players and officials is of paramount importance to the ICC, and despite the excellent cooperation received from the Ugandan government and the Uganda Cricket Association, due to recent events beyond the control of the ICC and the Uganda Cricket Association, we were ultimately uncertain if a secure environment could still be provided. 

“Thankfully, the Malaysian Cricket Association has offered to host the tournament at short notice, and, based on previous experience, we anticipate a successful event in Kuala Lumpur.”

The six teams competing in the event are Bermuda, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Uganda and the USA.