Cricket girls from Botswana are this Sunday expected to land in Windhoek Namibia to take part in the first ever girls cricket festival.
The girls will be joining their counterparts from Gauteng, Northerns, Limpopo as well as the North-west province in South-Africa.
The Botswana team will be led by lady coach, Shameelah Mosweu. This will also be the first time that the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) sends out an under 16 girls’ team.
The games, played among six teams, will see teams playing against each other in a round robin tournament that will have a series of 30 matches over a period of 4 days.
The tournament will run from the 6th to the 9th of December. During the tournament, there will be additional activities for the kids that will involve talks on topics like cricket etiquette, captaincy, field placings, individual roles of players in a cricket team and other forms of training for young cricketers.
“Bank Windhoek is excited about the rapid growth of local girls’ cricket as a sport. We support the advancement of youth in sports and are very excited to witness this first time event that will host teams from Namibia and our surrounding neighbour countries, namely Botswana and South Africa,” said Riaan van Rooyen Bank Windhoek’s Head of Corporate Communication and Social Investment.
On the first day, Botswana will play against Limpopo and Northerns. On the second day, still on Botswana side, the fixtures show that it will be playing against Namibia and North-West. The third day will see Botswana going up against Gauteng before the semi-finals and the finals being staged on the fourth day.