It’s coming home

18 November 2021 | Sports

Widhoek • Jesse Jackson Kauraisa



The International Cricket Council has announced that South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe will co-host the 2027 50-Over Cricket World Cup.

Namibia replaced Kenya as co-hosts after they delivered a stellar performance at the just-ended T20 Cricket World Cup which was won by Australia.

Cricket Namibia CEO Johan Muller said: “Co-hosting the 2027 50-Over World Cup is an extraordinary privilege. Not many associate member countries receive this opportunity. We are extremely grateful towards CSA for including us in their bid.

“Hosting this event will provide Namibians the opportunity to see some of the best teams in the world in action in our backyard.

“After the success of our men’s team at the recent T20 world cup and the success of our Capricorn Eagles, this is just another reason for Cricket Namibia to further commit to the growth and development of young talent in our country.

“Key role players in the country must now commit to creating high-quality infrastructure to host events of this magnitude.”

It will be the first time the Men’s Cricket World Cup returns to the African continent in 18 years after South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted jointly in 2003.

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