19 Jan 2015 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) 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.