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Posts Tagged ‘Kampala.’

Saudi Arabia team replaces Uganda for Little League World Series

 

(courtesy of Little League Baseball Inc.)

A youth baseball team from Saudi Arabia has received a spot in the Little League World Series after the squad from Uganda was denied a visa to the United States.

The Arabian-American team lost last month to the Rev. John Foundation team from Kampala, which won the Little League’s Middle East and Africa region and advanced to the World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

However, the U.S. State Department last week said that some visa applications for the Ugandan players included birth certificates and records altered to make players appear younger.

Youths age 11 or 12 as of April 30 can participate in the Little League World Series.

 

Info courtesy of Little League Baseball Inc

Little League World Series to welcome first team from Africa

 

Uganda Flag (from Open Clipart website via wikipedia commons)

A Uganda youth baseball team will be the first from the continent of Africa to play in the Little League World Series.

The Reverand John Foundation Little League team from Kampala won the Middle East and Africa region this past Saturday, defeating Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia, 6-4.

The Saudi team had won the region the past 11 years in a row.

(courtesy of Little League Baseball)

Kampala will play the Canadian champion on August 19 in the first round in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

 

compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Little League News

 

clipart courtesy of OpenClipart.com