Namibia leading with 4 points in World Cricket League

WINDHOEK: The Pepsi International Cricket Council (ICC) League division 2 currently underway in Windhoek attract a lot of praises from the Development Events Manager, Edward Fitzgibbon.

The week long tournament stared on Saturday with the host Namibia playing the opening match against Kenya at the Wanderers in Pionierspark in the capitol.

Dubai based Fitzgibbon told Nampa on Monday the tournament looks good so far and obvious a lot of work was put into this particular tournament.

‘This is a difficult job with so many teams from across the globe coming to Namibia for such an event’ Fitzgibbon said.

He added although there were a few issues, but this was handled extremely well by the organizers he added.

‘Cricket Namibia handled the arrangements very well, and in a professional way, and on behalf of the ICC I can say they done a fantastic jobs and done Namibia proud’ he told Nampa’s reporter on Monday at a local hotel where the teams are staying.

The cricket tournament started on Saturday with the opening match between Host Namibia and Kenya. Namibia who won the toss decided to send Kenya in to bat first. The Namibian team with the very first ball of the tournament showed they mean business when Sarel Burger send the openings batsman Alex Auma with the very first delivery of the first innings back to the pavilion with no runs to his name.

Namibia won the first match with ease when they sent the Kenyans off the field with 191 runs. Namibia achieved the winning run with five wickets remaining.

Namibia then carried on Sunday and won their second match against Uganda at the Wanderers with four wickets standing (22 balls remaining)

Namibia is currently in the lead with 4 points after the won both their matches.

The Netherlands, Nepal, Uganda and Canada are all in second place with two points each after all the teams won only one of the two matches played. Kenya is last on the log with zero points as the team could not secure one victory so far.

The teams will continue the tournament as from Tuesday when Namibia will play against the Netherlands at the Wanderers Affies field. In other matches Napal play against Canada at the Wanderers and at the United Cricket Ground, Kenya and Uganda will face each other.

The finals to see who the top two teams are, will be played on Saturday at the Wanderers.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Namibia has attracted praise for the organisation of the Pepsi International Cricket Council (ICC) League Division 2 currently underway in Windhoek.

The week-long tournament stared on Saturday, and saw Namibia beating Kenya in the opening match at the Wanderers cricket grounds in Pionierspark.

Dubai-based ICC Development Events Manager, Edward Fitzgibbon told Nampa on Monday that the tournament looks good so far, and obviously a lot of work was put into this particular competition.

“This is a difficult job with so many teams from across the globe coming to Namibia for such an event,” he said.

“Cricket Namibia handled the arrangements very well and in a professional way, and on behalf of the ICC I can say they have done a fantastic job and has done Namibia proud,” he told this reporter.

Namibia won the toss against Kenya and decided that the visitors bat first. The locals showed they mean business when Sarel Burger sent the opening batsman, Alex Auma, to the pavilion with the very first delivery of the first innings.

Namibia sent Kenya off the field with 191 runs, achieving the winning run with five wickets remaining.

The Namibian Eagles then carried their winning streak over to Sunday, defeating Uganda at the same field with four wickets standing and 22 balls remaining.

The hosts are currently in the lead with four points.

The Netherlands, Nepal, Uganda and Canada are all in second place with two points each after all won only one of their two matches played.

Kenya is last on the log with zero points.

The teams will continue the tournament on Tuesday when Namibia will play against The Netherlands at the Wanderers Affies field.

In other matches, Napal will play against Canada at Wanderers, while Kenya and Uganda will face each other and at the United Cricket Ground.

The final will be played on Saturday at Wanderers.

SOURCE: NAMPA