Zimbabwe tour to Namibia postponed

Namibia cricket team. ©Cricket Namibia

Zimbabwe’s tour to Namibia has been postponed due to the lockdown in the former nation, Cricket Namibia announced on Thursday (January 7).

The two teams were to play four T20Is and three 50-over matches in what was to be head coach Francois van der Merwe’s first assignment with the Namibia side. However, the unforeseen circumstances owing to the pandemic has meant that the tour will have to wait.

“Winning against Zimbabwe is important to us and we intend to field our best team on match-day,” van der Merwe had said when the series was announced late last year.

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Namibia will, instead, have a national camp with the selected 14 players, apart from some intra-squad matches. It is slated to be held in Windhoek from January 18 to 22.

Namibia were also slated to tour Botswana, Kenya and Rwanda in 2021, the dates of which are yet to be confirmed.

Squad for the camp: Irené van Zyl (c), Yasmeen Khan (wk), Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Suné Wittmann, Sylvia Shihepo, Arassta Diergaardt, Wilka Mwatile, Mekelanye Mwatile, Reehana Khan, Shiomwenyo Namusha, Didi Foerster, Victoria Hamunyela and Phia Gerber

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