Namibia name former ODI wicketkeeper in Over-50 World Cup squad

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Namibia have included former ODI wicketkeeper-batsman Melt van Schoor in the squad for March 2023’s Over-50 World Cup in South Africa.

Van Schoor was Namibia’s first-choice wicketkeeper during the 2023 World Cup in South Africa – and was capped five times in ODI cricket.

Namibia 2023 Over-50 World Cup squad

  1. Melt van Schoor (captain)
  2. Rudi Birkenstock
  3. Cobus Bosman
  4. Trevor Britten
  5. Francois Erasmus
  6. Deon Gouws
  7. Ashley Griffiths
  8. Dawie Hartzenberg
  9. Alex Horn
  10. Kenford Joseph
  11. Piers le Strange
  12. Louis Nortje
  13. Dirk Potgieter
  14. Petrie Theron
  15. Isedor Titus
  16. Daneel van der Walt
  17. Willie van Zyl

The tournament will feature 56 matches at several venues across Cape Town and surrounds, from 6 to 20 March. The final will be played at Newlands.

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2023 Over-50 World Cup divisions

Division A

  • Australia
  • West Indies
  • New Zealand
  • Zimbabwe
  • Canada
  • Sri Lanka
  • United States of America

Division B

  • Pakistan
  • England
  • South Africa
  • Wales
  • India
  • Namibia
  • United Arab Emirates

This is the second time the Over-50 World Cup has been played in South Africa. The 2020 edition was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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