David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus
David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus. (Picture by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Namibia’s males’s nationwide improvement group, Richelieu Eagles, will tackle a number of the largest names in home and franchise T20 cricket on the inaugural World T20 Namibia in Windhoek from 1-9 September.

Richelieu Eagles will probably be led by Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus in opposition to squads from Lahore Qalandars (Pakistan) and DP World Lions (South Africa) on the Wanderers Cricket Floor.

Every group will play the opposite twice within the World T20 match, with the highest two sides then assembly within the last on 5 September. Following the T20 matches, Richelieu Eagles will then meet Lahore Qalandars in two 50-over video games on 7 and 9 September.

The double header on Sunday, 4 September will probably be APS Pink Day, bringing collectively the whole Namibian group to boost each consciousness of most cancers and cash in help of charities preventing the illness within the nation.

Followers will probably be inspired to indicate their help by sharing #Pledge4Pink on social media and to decorate up in pink as Lahore Qalandars tackle DP World Lions within the morning and Richelieu Eagles shut out the day in opposition to their South African neighbours within the night.

For host nation Namibia, the World T20 Namibia will function good preparation for his or her ICC Males’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign that begins the next month. It additionally kicks-off an thrilling interval for cricket within the nation, with Namibia co-hosting the 2027 ICC Males’s World Cup alongside neighbours South Africa and Zimbabwe.

“We’re extraordinarily excited to announce this match. We imagine there may be worth in a team-based match creating the platform for future stars to be seen,” stated Cricket Namibia CEO, Johan Muller.

“Inviting prime home groups from distinguished cricket nations will entice excessive home and worldwide curiosity whereas delivering high quality on-field leisure. The aim of the match is to help our participant improvement, World Cup preparations and participant publicity, whereas making a business product.”

Three proficient groups head to the World T20 Namibia, which has positioned its emphasis on expertise improvement and permitting future stars the chance to be take a look at themselves in opposition to the very best opponents from around the globe.

Lahore Qalandars COO, Sameen Rana, added: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the inaugural World T20 Namibia and our thanks go to Cricket Namibia for making this distinctive match a actuality. We get pleasure from a particular relationship with the nation and its cricket followers due to David Wiese’s integral position in serving to us win our first Pakistan Tremendous League trophy earlier this 12 months and we are able to’t wait to see everybody in Windhoek.

“This historic first version will enable our younger gamers to proceed their improvement in opposition to two wonderful groups. The chance to check their abilities in opposition to this high quality of opposition in numerous circumstances to what we’re used to will solely enhance their cricket.”

Accountable for producing a few of South Africa’s biggest abilities in recent times, the Johannesburg-based DP World Lions have the likes of present Proteas restricted overs captain Temba Bavuma and fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada of their ranks after they compete domestically.

Their conveyor belt of expertise manufacturing has seen them topped champions of South Africa’s four-day, 50-over and T20 competitions.

“We’ll be up in opposition to some robust groups which can little doubt serve us properly for the home season forward and be an incredible expertise for all of our gamers. Our wonderful relationship with Cricket Namibia continues and the truth that they’re uniting these three groups from three completely different nations – was a serious drawcard for us at Lions Cricket,” stated DP World Lions CEO, Jono Leaf-Wright.

“It’s extremely motivating for us to have the ability to characterize South African cricket on a world stage and we wish to make the nation proud by showcasing all the pieces that makes the Delight of Jozi such a particular group – our spirit, our model of cricket, our integrity and our variety. We are going to, as all the time, try for the all-important win and stay up for bringing our model of excellence to the match.”


01-Sep Thursday DP World Lions vs Richelieu Eagles 14:30
02-Sep Friday Richelieu Eagles vs Lahore Qalandars 14:30
03-Sep Saturday Lahore Qalandars vs DP World Lions 9:30
03-Sep Saturday Richelieu Eagles vs Lahore Qalandars 14:30
04-Sep Sunday Lahore Qalandars vs DP World Lions 9:30
04-Sep Sunday DP World Lions vs Richelieu Eagles 14:30
05-Sep Monday Ultimate Ultimate 14:30
06-Sep Tuesday
07-Sep Wednesday Lahore Qalandars vs Richelieu Eagles 50-over


08-Sep Thursday
09-Sep Friday Lahore Qalandars vs Richelieu Eagles 50-over


Richelieu Eagles squad: Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Shaun Fouche, Jan Frylinck, Zane Inexperienced (Wicket-keeper), Divan La Cock, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Lohan Louwrens (Wicket-keeper), Tangeni Lungameni, Mauritius Ngupita, Bernard     Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David    Wiese, Craig Williams, Pikkie Ya France

Lahore Qalandars squad: Hamza Nazar (Captain), Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti, Aitizaz Habib Khan, Dilbar Hussain, Jalat Khan, Jehanzeb Naveed (Wicket-keeper), Mamoon Ur Riaz, Mansoor Saleem (Wicket-keeper), Mehboob Ur Rahman Usmani, Mirza Tahir Baig, Muhammad Naeem, Shane Dadswell, Sudais Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Khalid



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