NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s
women’s cricket team have lined up a series of friendly international matches as
part of their preparations for the upcoming ICC Africa Women World Twenty20
which have been training in Nairobi, are due to jet out for Pretoria, South
Africa to play their hosts and a number of local clubs to sharpen their claws
before facing the continent’s best for the qualifier to the International
Cricket Council (ICC) Africa Women’s World Twenty20 tournament, which will be
held in Windhoek, Namibia from September 6 to 17.
“This is a
good exposure opportunity for the team and hopefully they will gain enough to
secure qualification,” said Cricket Kenya general manager Josephat Murithi on
took part in the East Africa Regional Twenty20 quadrangular tournament in
Nairobi that brought together teams from Uganda and Rwanda. The hosts won the
event after beating Uganda by four wickets on Saturday.
rely on the experience of top players like all-rounder Sarah Bhakita, captain
Margret Banja, Queentor Aoko, Mary Wambui and Esther Wangare to deliver the
Africa Women World Twenty20 qualifiers will have teams from Zimbabwe, Kenya,
Uganda, Tanzania and hosts Namibia. Only one team will qualify to join South
Africa for next year’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship in West Indies
from Sept. 2-25.