ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament kicks off

08 Feb 2018 21:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 FEB (NAMPA) - The 2018 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC), World Cricket League Division Two tournament officially kicked off in Windhoek Thursday morning.
Host Namibia is joined by Canada, Kenya, Nepal, Oman and the United Arab Emirates in a tournament that will run until 15 February.
The tournament is being played at the Wanderers Sports Field in Pionierspark and at the United Sports Field in Olympia.
Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Wanderers Sports Field on Wednesday, Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle said they are pleased to host the tournament on behalf of the ICC Division Two World League and they plan to give all competing nations an unforgettable experience.
“I urge all the players to show respect to their opponents and umpires. I want you to play the game in good spirits so that your skills and talent will be showcased during the competition,” he said.
The round-robin knock-out event is the second last step towards getting closer to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup that will be hosted in England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
Namibia as host nation expressed their interest in advancing to the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier during a capping ceremony held at the Namibia Sports Commission earlier this week.
The ICC World Cup qualifiers will be hosted in Zimbabwe in March this year.
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