Cricket Namibia gets new board
Cricket Namibia (CN) recently gave an overview on current and future events at a press briefing on Thursday afternoon at the Wanderers grounds in Windhoek.
Chief Executive Officer, Donovan Zealand announced the new board that will lead the association for the next two years. Richard Frankle will once again serve as President, while being assisted by Franklin Green, Andre Snyman, Hester Khan, Henno Prinsloo and Laurie Pieters.
“We are aware of the challenges that the newly elected board are faced with, however, we are confident that they will serve cricket during their two year term,” Zealand said after the announcement.
Furthermore it was decided that Dyanand Thakur will stay the head coach of the national team, dubbed the Eagles, at least until the end of 2017. Additionally, Clint Henry has been appointed physiotherapist and fitness conditioning coach of Cricket Namibia.
Meanwhile, the team, which had a couple of difficulties over recent months, is currently preparing for the upcoming season.
From 2 to 4 September the Eagles will be competing in the annual Africa Cup in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. They have been drawn into group A alongside Western Province, North West and Kwazulu Natal Inland.
Only a month later, Thakur and his men will again have to bring their A game when they travel to Papua New Guinea to compete in the ICC’s Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket Championships respectively.
The juniors, on the other hand, will get a chance to showcase their skills when Cricket Namibia hosts a representative age tournament in Windhoek in July. Zimbabwe and Western Province have confirmed their participation with two teams each in the age categories U13, U15 and U17.
“Our juniors have consistently produced exceptional results in inter-provincial tournaments in the past and we are confident that this event will be a good preparation for the annual inter-provincial tournaments during December of this year,” said Zealand.