The Communications manager for Namibia Wildlife Resort (NWR), Nelson Ashipala, on Wednesday stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 world cup trophy tour to Namibia is good exposure for the country as a tourism destination, adding that the initiative to team up with the ICC was something they could not look down upon.
Ashipala made these remarks during the trophy tour parade held in Windhoek’s Independence Avenue on Wednesday, a day after the team returned from the trophy tour where they visited various resorts in the country.
“It was a pleasure to have teamed with them to assist with the trophy tour around the country. We took them to some of our famous resorts, such as Sossusvlei and Etosha National park. So, when we talk about tourism attraction activities, this is what we talk about,” he stated.
During the parade, the ICC team, led by the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), marched through the heart of the city in celebration and anticipation of the upcoming cricket games at the ICC Men’s T20 2022 World Cup, which will take place next month in Australia.
In these games, Namibia has been paired alongside Sri Lanka, Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Group A of Round 1 of the 2022 tournament.
It is established that the Namibian team will open their campaign against Sri Lanka on 16 October at Kardinia Park in Geelong. Namibia will also face Netherlands on 18 October and UAE on 20 October at the same venue.