The three teams will play two rounds of league games – six in total – before the top two teams play the final on September 5. Eagles and Qalandars will then stay on to play two 50-over matches on September 7 and 9.
“We believe there is value in a team-based tournament creating the platform for future stars to be seen,” Johan Muller, Cricket Namibia chief executive, said. “Inviting top domestic teams from prominent cricket nations will attract high domestic and international interest while delivering quality on-field entertainment.
“The purpose of the tournament is to aid our player development, World Cup preparations and player exposure, while creating a commercial product.”
Richelieu Eagles: Gerhard Erasmus (capt), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Shaun Fouche, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wk), Divan La Cock, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Lo-handre Louwrens (wk), Tangeni Lungameni, Mauritius Ngupita, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, Pikkie Ya France
Lahore Qalandars: Hamza Nazar (capt), Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti, Aitizaz Habib Khan, Dilbar Hussain, Jalat Khan, Jehanzeb Naveed (wk), Mamoon Ur Riaz, Mansoor Saleem (wk), Mehboob Ur Rahman Usmani, Mirza Tahir Baig, Muhammad Naeem, Shane Dadswell, Sudais Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Khalid
DP World Lions: Yet to announce
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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