Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Wins Cricket Promotion after Finishing Second in Uganda Tournament

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Wins Cricket Promotion after Finishing Second in Uganda Tournament

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Canada wins cricket promotion in Uganda

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KAMPALA, Uganda - Canada is moving up the cricket ladder after finishing runner-up at the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament.

The Canadians join tournament winner Oman in securing promotion to Division 2 and continuing on the road to the 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier. The Canadian men played in three straight World Cups from 2003 to 2011 but have fallen down the pecking order in recent years.

They now move to World Cricket League Division 2 play with the top two teams there advancing to a 10-team World Cup qualifying tournament.

Canada and Oman's match to settle who finished first ended in a no result Tuesday due to rain.

Put into bat, Canada scored 176 runs for three in its 38 allotted overs with 17-year-old opener Bhavindu Adhihetty scoring 86 from 108 balls. …

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