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Cricket Namibia is thrilled to announce the upcoming Castle Lite Series against Uganda, scheduled to take place from July 5th to July 13th.
The highly anticipated series will feature four exciting T20 matches on July 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th with all of them starting at 14h00.
This will be followed by two thrilling 50-over matches on July 11th and 13th that start at 09h30.
The Eagles vs Cranes Series has become an annual fixture on the calendar. The Series has produced highly entertaining cricket between two strong African cricket countries.
Johan Muller, CEO of Cricket Namibia, highlighted the significance of this Castle Lite Series in the Cricket Namibia commercial strategy and talent development.
“We are proud to bring another international team to Namibia. This Series allows us to attract high-quality cricket to our shores and provides an excellent platform to develop our depth. It is a crucial part of our T20 preparation for the Africa Qualifier in November,” he said.
Pierre de Bruyn, the head coach of the Namibian cricket team, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming series. He emphasised the importance of this opportunity to shape their T20 strategic planning, stating, “We want to evolve our T20 game and become a force in T20 cricket. We need to change our thinking, upskill ourselves, and identify the right players for executing the T20 brand we aspire to play,”
Laurence Mahatlane, the Head Coach of the Uganda Men’s cricket team, expressed excitement about the series and the growth it offers his squad.
We are grateful to Cricket Namibia for keeping the relationship alive. This series has allowed us to test the depth of our squad and expose new players to world-class competition. We look forward to this opportunity to further develop as a unit,” Mahatlane said.
All the games will be held at the United Sports Ground in Windhoek.
Cricket Namibia encourages fans and cricket enthusiasts to come together and witness the thrilling encounters between Namibia and Uganda.