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Namibia qualify for 2024 T20 world cup

Radio Nigeria 2024/2/24

Namibia have booked a place at the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup after guaranteeing a top-two finish in African qualifying with a game to spare.

The Eagles secured a 58-run over Tanzania in Windhoek and sit top of the table with five wins from five after previous victories against Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.

Next year’s 20-team tournament in the United States and the West Indies will be Namibia’s third consecutive appearance at the T20 World Cup.

Pierre Bruyn and his coaching team and the Captain of the team Gerhard Erasmus said they are very proud of the boys.

of and his coaching team and also Gerhard Erasmus, the captain of the team,” Rudie van Vuuren, president of Cricket Namibia, told BBC Sport

The President of Cricket Namibia Rudie Van Vuuren also said the boys played professional cricket throughout.

The side reached the Super 12 stage as first-time qualifiers in the UAE in 2021 but then suffered a first round group-stage exit in Australia last year.

Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe remain in contention to secure second spot in the table and join Namibia at the T20 World Cup next year, with Uganda facing east African rivals Kenya on Wednesday.

Namibia, who would co-host the Cricket World Cup in 2027 alongside South Africa and Zimbabwe, finish their group campaign against Nigeria on Thursday.

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