The highly anticipated 2023 edition of the Richelieu Franchise Cricket. This exciting competition will be held in Windhoek from September 15th to September 24th at the United Cricket Grounds. Featuring four teams composed of Namibia's finest cricketers, this event promises to deliver thrilling T20 cricket action that is both fast-paced and spectator-friendly.

The four powerhouse teams participating in this year's tournament are: Etosha Wildcats, Windhoek Jets, Fish River Eagles,  Namib Desert Lions

According to Johan Muller, CEO of Cricket Namibia, fans can expect an extraordinary experience this time around. Muller remarks, "I feel exceptionally high, and I believe this franchise competition is special because it brings together the best of the best in our field. It serves as an excellent platform for our national players who aspire to join high-level teams and the national setup."

In addition to the top-notch local talent, this year's competition will feature some exciting new innovations. Muller explains, "This year's national Franchise will be different from others as we invite players from different countries, including 4 from South Africa, 6 from Pakistan, and 2 from Jazz, all possessing diverse and strong skills. This exposure will prove beneficial for our national players as they prepare for the upcoming qualifiers in November."

The enthralling Richelieu Franchise Cricket will span twelve action-packed days, with the opening match set between Windhoek Jets and Namib Desert Lions on September 15th.

Get ready for an unparalleled cricketing experience! Join us in supporting these elite teams as they compete for glory in the 2023 Richelieu Franchise Cricket in Windhoek.



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