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Grassroots Cricket Academy set to nurture upcoming stars

Grassroots Cricket Academy set to nurture upcoming stars

Cricket Namibia this week announced the start of the Prestigious National Cricket Academy which consists of talented young men and women within the Cricket Namibia pathway.

According to Cricket Namibia website the objectives of the academy is to fast track the selected players to develop and improve their skills by focusing on their specific needs according to their strengths and weaknesses holistically.

The academy will be based in Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund and will be coached by Head Coach, Fortune Matawu, who will be assisted by women’s cricket (Leonard Nhamburo) and the High Performance Coach Coastal, Lauritz Haccou.

The name of players selected is as follows:


Men; Divan la Cock, Jan Izak de Villiers, Gerhard van Rensburg, Ben Shikongo, Christiaan Schumacher, Ramon Wilmot and Nicol Loftie Eaton.
WOMEN; Yasmeen Khan, Kayleen Green, Reehana Khan, Arrasta Diergaardt and Sylvia Shihepo.


MEN: Matthew de Gouveia, Mauritius Ngupita, Ettienne Beukes, Dian Neethling, Nian Grobler and
Matthew Stander.
WOMEN: Lydia Lopez, Maria Nguali, Lea Gomaxas, Mekelaye Mwatile, Victoria Hamunyela and Dantago Gorases.


MEN: Robert Willson, Renier Bosman andMarco Malan.
WOMEN: Adri van der Merwe and Nadia van Rensburg.


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