WINDHOEK Namibia (Xinhua) --
Namibia’s senior men’s cricket team received
national colors on Monday for the upcoming International Cricket
Council (ICC) Cricket League Division 2 tournament in Windhoek.
The tournament will
run from Feb. 8 to 15. Namibia hosted the first event in 2015
and this will be second time it will take place in the southern
African country. The tournament is regarded as the first step to
getting closer to the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.
According to Cricket
Namibia all teams will arrive in the country on Feb. 6. The
teams that will participate in this qualifying event include
Canada, Kenya, Nepal, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The top two teams in
this tournament in Windhoek will advance to the ICC Cricket
World Cup Qualifier that will take place in Zimbabwe.
In Zimbabwe the
winners and the runners-up of the ICC World Cricket League
second division (ICC WCL) will join two groups. Group A consists
of the West Indies, Ireland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea
and the winners of the ICC WCL.Div2 and the runners-up of the
ICC WCL Div2. Group B consists of Afghanistan, Zimbabwe,
Scotland and Hong Kong.
The top five teams
at the qualifiers will than advance to the ICC Cricket World Cup
Cricket Namibia said
it can comfortably say that it has the logistics under control
and it is very exciting to have been chosen to host this event