Jan Izak de Villiers in action for Namibia U19 in 2018 U19 CWC in New Zealand - Image by ICC OMZ @ICC (Twitter)

Cricket Namibia have announced the 14-member squad, which will take part in the upcoming ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Division 1 Qualifiers at home from Mar 15th – 24th, 2019.

Namibia U19 will be competing against U19 team’s from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone for one qualification spot into the main draw of 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, to be hosted by South Africa.

Namibia took part in the 2018 edition of the U19 World Cup held in New Zealand; however, by not finishing among the top 11 at the end of the tournament has meant that they need to qualify for the next edition. Namibia had qualified directly for the 2018 edition after achieving the best Associate member finish in the 2016 edition, held in Bangladesh.

All the matches in the qualifiers will be played in the 50-overs format with a 9:30AM local start time for all three games on each match-day at Wanderers, Windhoek Affies and United grounds in Windhoek.

Namibia U19 Squad:

Divan La Cock (Captain), Henry Brink, Renier Bosman, Dian Neethling, Diwan Engelbrecht, Matthew De Gouveia, Ramon Wilmot, Victor van der Watt, Jan-Izak de Villiers, Erich Wittmann, Eric Willson, Mauritius Ngupita, Etienne Beukes & Mell Theunissen

ICC U19 CWC Africa Division 1 Qualifiers Schedule:

Date Match Venue Time
17 March 2019 Namibia U19 vs Nigeria U19 Wanderers Cricket Ground 9:30AM
Kenya U19 vs Uganda U19 Windhoek Affies Park 9:30AM
Sierra Leone U19 vs Tanzania U19 United Ground 9:30AM
18 March 2019 Uganda U19 vs Sierra Leone U19 Wanderers Cricket Ground 9:30AM
Tanzania U19 vs Namibia U19 Windhoek Affies Park 9:30AM
Nigeria U19 vs Kenya U19 United Ground 9:30AM
20 March 2019 Kenya U19 vs Tanzania U19 Wanderers Cricket Ground 9:30AM
Nigeria U19 vs Uganda U19 Windhoek Affies Park 9:30AM
Namibia U19 vs Sierra Leone U19 United Ground 9:30AM
21 March 2019 Tanzania U19 vs Nigeria U19 Wanderers Cricket Ground 9:30AM
Sierra Leone U19 vs Kenya U19 Windhoek Affies Park 9:30AM
Uganda U19 vs Namibia U19 United Ground 9:30AM
23 March 2019 Kenya U19 vs Namibia U19 Wanderers Cricket Ground 9:30AM
Nigeria U19 vs Sierra Leone U19 Windhoek Affies Park 9:30AM
Uganda U19 vs Tanzania U19 United Ground 9:30AM

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