Capricorn Group Renews Sponsorship Agreement with Capricorn Eagles Ahead of European Tour

On Friday, 24 June 2022, Cricket Namibia and Capricorn Group jointly announced the extension of Capricorn Group’s official sponsorship to the national women’s cricket team, the Capricorn Eagles. The announcement of Capricorn Group’s ongoing commitment to the Capricorn Eagles, comes in just a day ahead of the team’s departure for a European tour to compete in the Netherlands and Germany.

Cricket Namibia’s strategic vision for women’s cricket in Namibia is to creatively professionalize the women’s game to support the players and to grow junior structures and participation through organised girls cricket festivals and girls cricket school leagues.

“It is a great pleasure to have an organisation like Capricorn Group on board as an official partner of Cricket Namibia.  In 2021 Capricorn Group bought into the concept of promoting women’s cricket in Namibia. This partnership is another very positive step as part of the Capricorn Eagles’ continued growth and development,” said Johan Muller, CEO of Cricket Namibia.

Marlize Horn of the Capricorn Group also expressed pride in the partnership with Cricket Namibia, whose leadership has demonstrated passion and commitment to cricket development over the years. “We are excited to announce that Capricorn Group has this year increased its investment in the Capricorn Eagles to N$300 000, excluding a range of branded gear for the squad and other in-kind support that will be provided during the year for the girls cricket festivals and girls schools league.  Capricorn Group thrives in creating positive change in our communities, and hope that our continued support of women’s cricket in Namibia will nurture the sport and increase female participation. Since our partnership with the Capricorn Eagles started in June 2021, the team has made great strides in local and international tournaments. They fly the Namibian flag high wherever

they go and we are proud to be associated with these inspirational women,” she said.

The Capricorn Eagles are scheduled to leave on Saturday, 25th of June for an eight-match international tournament, going into a head-to-head battle in five T20Is against the Netherlands, and finally towards the end of the tour, facing Germany in three T20Is. The European tour is crucial for the Capricorn Eagles to improve in their rankings and towards executing on the strategic vision for female cricket in Namibia.

Squad: Irene van Zyl (c), Yasmeen Khan (wk), Arrasta Diergardt, Kayleen Green, Sylvia Shihepo, Suné Wittmann, Adri van der Merwe, Mezerly Gorases, Edelle van Zyl, Victoria Hamunyela, Didi Foerster, Mekelaye Mwatile, Wilka Mwatile

Management: Francois van der Merwe (Head Coach), Gerhard Lotter (Assistant Coach), Hestelle Haccou (team manager)

Fixtures: Netherlands

Monday, June 27, 20221st T20I16:00Hermes DVS, Schiedam
Tuesday, June 28, 20222nd  & 3rd T20I11:00 & 16:00Hermes DVS, Schiedam
Thursday, June 30, 20224th T20I16:00VCC, Voorburg
Friday, July 1, 20225th T20I11:00VCC, Voorburg

Fixtures: Germany

Saturday, July 2, 20221st T20I16:00Krefeld, Germany
Sunday, July 3, 20222nd & 3rd T20I11:00 & 16:00Krefeld, Germany

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