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Cricket Namibia invest in the future , construction progress at new stadium

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Construction work on the new Cricket Stadium, to be known as the Namibia Cricket Ground, is progressing well. The new cricket stadium will be located at the corner of Netball and Lichtensteinstrasse, next to the Dr. Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium. 

Since the official ground-breaking ceremony took place on March 20th, the project continues to make progress both on and off the field. 

While the playing pitches are taking shape, there's still more work to be done to complete the other parts of the stadium.

This time of year marks a busy period for us says the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Namibia

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Johan Muller, the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Namibia, has stated that the last two months of the year will be exceptionally busy for the national cricket teams across various competitions.

Muller emphasizes the importance of creating a favorable environment for the players to focus on their upcoming tasks.

With several international tournaments on the horizon, the Namibian cricket teams have an opportunity to etch their names in the history books.

Franchise cricket scheduled for September

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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

Capricorn Eagles beat Uganda.

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The Capricorn Eagles won the toss and chose to bat first but Uganda had other ideas as they kept taking wickets. At one point, the Namibian team members found themselves four wickets down for 47 runs.

Ugandan bowlers continued taking more wickets and restricted Namibia from putting up decent partnerships.

It was a day to forget for the Capricorn Eagles players as their batting did not go according to plan.

And as Uganda kept picking holes in the Capricorn Eagles' batting more wickets fell to leave the host at 94 all out.

Hosting of ICC tournament was exceptional- Muller

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The CEO of Cricket Namibia, Johan Muller, said the level of cricket, which was displayed at the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier play-off was of high quality.

The Richelieu Eagles hosted Canada, Jersey, Papa New Guinea, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America in a two week tournament of which the top two teams go through to the next qualifying phase in Zimbabwe in June.

ICC World Cup to have massive impact on Namibian Economy – Barclay

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Co-hosting the 2027 International Cricket Council's World Cup could have a massive impact on Namibia's economy. 

This can, however, only be achieved if the country's facilities are upgraded timely as per ICC standards.

This was explained by ICC Chairperson Greg Barclay during his recent visit to Namibia.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in 2021 that Namibia will co-host the ICC Men's World Cup in 2027, together with neighbouring South Africa and Zimbabwe.