Women's cricket gains momentum

Women's cricket gains momentum
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Windhoek-The Namibian senior women's cricket team is ranked 26th in the latest world ranking, following their good performance at the six nation's tournament in Botswana recently.
Namibia played against hosts Botswana, Sierra Leone, Kenya ,Malawi and Mozambique and won six out of six games. The team also broke four records, becoming the team with least runs, most wickets, highest runs, least overs.
Team captain Yasmeen Khan says their great performance has now made them a force to be reckoned with on the on global scene
“It went very well for our young team, I think we did more than expected, so we are very proud of our performance” Khan said.
Eveleene Kejarukua, who is also a national player, believes women's cricket has now claimed its rightful place in the sports sector and things can only get better.
“It was a great tournament and great experience. Coming back from having a tough two years of losing, the team pulled through. We worked as a team pulling through at the Botswana tournament showed our country and nation that as a team we can play together and win. We made a difference even though it was a very young team” Kejarukua said.
Kejarukua invites other women to join the women's all academy to build on future national teams.
Their team coach explains that it's quite an achievement and that the competition in Botswana was a good stepping stone.
“I mean are now ranked number 26th in the world. Previously we were not even having a ranking. There's teams up till number 73 in the world women's cricket. Women's cricket is also growing fast worldwide, so to be number 26 in the world that's huge” Coombe said.
A national training camp will be held in December before the team takes on one of the powerhouses of hockey in Southern Africa -Zimbabwe- in Windhoek.
They will then take a tour to Thailand in January next year where they will compete against a number of Asian teams