Harare – Namibia has been drawn against Ireland, the Netherlands and Sri-Lanka in Group A of the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup to be hosted by India in Oman from October 17 to November 14 this year.
This will be the first time that the Eagles will be participating at the T20 World Cup.
The 2021 T20 World Cup will be held in two phases with eight teams battling in the first round for four slots in the Super 12, which will be the main event of the tournament.
The eight teams have been divided into two groups, with Group A comprising Namibia, Sri-Lanka, Netherlands and Ireland while Group B consists of Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12s, which is also divided into two groups.
If Namibia proceed to the Super 12 they will join the other African representatives at this year’s edition of the T20 World Cup, South Africa.
South Africa secured a spot in the Super 12 due to their T20 ICC ranking of number 6.
South Africa are grouped in Group 1 of the Super 12 with England, Australia, West Indies and winners of Group A and Group B runners up of the qualifying round teams.