ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Region Qualifier 2023: Namibia Qualify For T20 World Cup 2024

As per a report stated by the ICC, five wins in as many matches have not only taken Namibia to the top of the points table, ensuring their third straight appearance in the tournament.

Namibia Cricket Team

Adding another feather in their cap, Namibia qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on Tuesday, thanks to 10 points and a net run rate of +2.643 that guaranteed them a top-two finish in the Africa region qualifiers points table, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced. The T20 World Cup will be played in the West Indies and the USA between June 4 and June 30 next year. (Cricket News)

The ICC confirmed that five wins in as many games have not only taken Namibia to the top of the points table, but also assured them of their third consecutive appearance in the tournament.

“The Eagles currently sit on top of the table with 10 points, with their win against Tanzania ensuring a top-two finish required to qualify for the showpiece event next year,” the ICC wrote on its website.

Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nigeria are still in the reckoning from the Africa region. Among these, Uganda and Kenya are placed better than Zimbabwe and Nigeria, who will have to wait for other results to go their way. Below is the updated points table for the tournament.

Team P W L NR Pts. NRR
NAM 5 5 0 0 10 +2.643
UGA 4 3 1 0 6 +0.503
KEN 4 3 1 0 6 +0.481
ZIM 4 2 2 0 4 +2.276
NIG 4 1 2 1 3 -0.195
RWA 4 0 3 1 1 -4.580
TAN 5 0 5 0 0 -2.405

A few days ago, Uganda had stunned Zimbabwe by five wickets to earn two crucial points in the Qualifiers.

The next edition of the showpiece will feature 20 teams divided into four groups consisting five sides each, while 12 teams have already qualified for the event.

This includes the co-hosts West Indies and the USA, followed by top eight teams in the last T20 World Cup in Australia alongside Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who were the next two best teams on the cut-off date of November 14, 2022.