U19 World Cup Squad Announced at the National School Week Closing

Cricket Namibia recently concluded its highly successful National School Week tournament, supported by Airlink, a sponsor of Cricket Namibia. This prestigious event stands as the pinnacle of youth cricket in the country, providing a platform for the finest young talents to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.

This year marked the fourth edition of the tournament, which has become a cornerstone in the development of youth cricket in Namibia. The event featured teams representing the primary cricket-playing regions of North/East, Coastal, and Central. Selected players from various age groups, including under-11, under-13, under-15, and under-19, participated in the challenging 50-over format, gaining invaluable experience and exposure along the way.

One of the standout features of the tournament was the selection of the best playing XI at the conclusion of each age group’s competition. These selections not only recognized individual excellence but also underscored the depth of talent present within Namibia’s youth cricket scene.

Of particular significance was the announcement of the Walvis Bay Salt Eagles, the Namibia under-19 team, which will compete in the 2024 ICC Men’s U19 World Cup. This recognition serves as a testament to the talent identification and development efforts of Cricket Namibia, further solidifying the organization’s commitment to nurturing young cricketers and preparing them for international competition.

Airlink’s support towards the National School Week has played a pivotal role in elevating youth cricket in Namibia.

As the curtains close on another remarkable edition of the National School Week tournament, Cricket Namibia looks ahead with optimism, knowing that events like these are instrumental in shaping the future of cricket in the country. With the continued support of sponsors like Airlink and the unwavering dedication of players, coaches, and administrators, the future of Namibian cricket shines bright on both the domestic and international stage.

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