WINDHOEK, July 10 (Xinhua) — Cricket Namibia on Friday joined the rest of the cricketing world in introducing an Over 40s League for older players to participate in the game.
A statement released by Cricket Namibia said cricket is a sport that everyone should be able to enjoy as long as they wish.
“The Over 40s League is a platform initiated by Cricket Namibia to accommodate 40 years and older cricket lovers to keep playing the game. The Over 40s League aims to develop veterans cricket, and identify players who can represent Namibia in the future Over 50s World Cups,” Cricket Namibia said.
Cricket Namibia participated in the Over 50s World Cup as an invitational side this year in Cape Town.
Cricket Namibian added that the over 40s cricket competition will be a platform that will develop and prepare players for international cricket opportunities.
The Over 40s League will be a franchise format where players will be drafted into different teams, and sponsors will have an opportunity to own teams.
The initiative will be an open draft format made available for interested individuals to be part of the league.
“The Over 40s League will be a four-team competition whereby the first round will take place on the 5th and 6th December 2020, and the second round on the 30th and 31st January 2021,” Cricket Namibia said. Enditem