By Samuel D Daniel
On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 landed in Walvis Bay. The deliverers of the trophy visited the town aiming to promote the upcoming men’s T20 World Cup competition that will begin this year in October. The competition will take place in Australia.
The trophy was presented at schools in Walvis Bay, Kuisebmund and Narraville Primary School. Learners managed to view and take photos with the trophy.
Erongo regional governo, Neville Andre, expressed how happy he is to see the Cricket World Cup Trophy. “Walvis Bay is the hub of cricket in Namibia as many national men and women cricket players started their cricket career in Walvis Bay,” he explained.
He further explained how he appreciates the performance done by the Namibian Cricket team thus far. “Namibian Cricket team is the best sports federation in the country,” he said.
Among people who showed their appreciation were Namibian cricket vice president, Polly Negonga, who spoke on behalf of the entire management board. He expressed that they are happy to have the trophy visiting the country for the first time in history.
Negonga encouraged young boys and girls to begin playing cricket as there is a future in playing cricket.
ICC director for marketing and promotions, Shomeresh Shetty, highlighted that the main objective of the citation tour search is to raise knowledge about the 2022 T20 World Cup and build excitement about the looming contest.
Shetty pronounced, “In the past, the focus search out spread the competition’s footmark except for the established cricketing countries with its own government. In Namibia, skill is pretty good, belongings happen impartially, and we desired the public to recognise that and accompany the trophy tour. Optimistically, this can help promote the existent works.”
According to Shetty, the trophy is visiting 14 countries and has only visited 13 thus far. After leaving Namibia,the trophy will visit Ghana.
Namibia is one of the countries which are taking part in the Cricket World Cup competition in October. Namibia will face Sri Lanka in the opening match.