Pepsi ICC WCL Division 7 fixtures announced

Pepsi ICC WCL Division 7 fixtures announced

Dubai, Mar 25, 2013: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the six squads that will travel to Botswana for the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 7 from 6 – 13 April 2013.

Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, Vanuatu and host Botswana will compete in Gaborone and Lobatse. The sides will compete for the opportunity to finish in the top two of the event and ultimately gain promotion to Pepsi ICC WCL Division 6, which will be played in Jersey from 21 – 28 July 2013. Pepsi ICC WCL Division 7 will be played on three grounds: BCA NO. 1 and BCA No. 2 in Gaborone, and Lobatse, 70 kilometres south of Gaborone.

Squads

Botswana – Karabo Modise (captain), Feroze Essack, Nabil Master, Tshepo Mhozya, Saad Mohyuddin, Karabo Motlhanka, Hasantha Mudiyanselage, Thabang Nshomane, Segolame Ramatu, Faisal Rana Rasheed, Denzil Sequeira, Waseem Tajbhay, Thatayaone Tshose and Russel Withey

Fiji – Josefa Rika (captain), Sevunivola Baba, Greg Browne, Joji Bulabalavu, Iniasi Cakacaka, Samuela Draunivudi, Jikoi Kida, Vuiyasawa Mateiwaqa, Sekove Ravoka, Colin Rika, Jone Seuvou, Kitione Tavo, Tukana Tavo and Viliame Yabaki

Germany – Asif Khan (captain), Farooq Ahmed, Imran Chaudhry, Wasantha De Silva, Milan Fernando, Shakeel Hassan, Rana Javed Iqbal, Bilal Jafar, Ehsan Latif, André Leslie, Ajitabh Malviya, Sohel Mia, Asad Mohammad and Dilshan Rajudeen

Ghana – Peter Ananya (captain), Isaac Aboagye, Moses Anafie, Simon Ateak, Vincent Ateak, Samson Awiah, Stephen Bagabina, Francis Bakiweyem, Godfred Bakiweyem, Mark Bawa, Matthew Bawa, Julius Mensah, Harvey Obed and James Vifah

Nigeria – Adekunle Adegbola (captain), Sesan Adedeji, Saheed Akolade, Olalekan Awolowo, Olajide Bejide, Endurance Ofem, Joshua Ogunlola, Oladotun Olatunji, Segun Olayinka, Oluseye Olympio, Ademola Onikoyi, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Osita Onwuzulike and Ricky Sharma

Vanuatu -Andrew Mansale (captain), Jelany Chilia, Jonathon Dunn, Trevor Langa, Steven Piau Lynch, Patrick Matautaava, Nalin Nipiko, Simpson Obed, Joshua Rasu, Jaxies Samuel, Damian Smith, Appolinaire Stephen, Kenny Tari and Niko Unalavu

Match officials

The match officials for the event include South Africa’s Johan Cloete of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires, who will also act as a mentor, helping to educate and guide the umpires throughout the tournament as part of the ongoing ICC initiative for umpire development outside the Full Members. He will be part of a team of officials from seven countries. Dev Govindjee will be the referee for the tournament.

The umpires are:

• Johan Cloete (South Africa)

• Ravi Angara (Botswana)

• Munir Khan (Kenya)

• Johnny Gomez (Gambia)

• Claude Thorburn (Namibia)

• Nigel Morrison (Vanuatu)

• Vinay Kumar Jha (Nepal)

Fixtures

5 April – Practice

6 April – Nigeria v Fiji (BCA No. 1), Vanuatu v Germany (BCA No. 2), Bostwana v Ghana (Lobatse)

7 April – Ghana v Nigeria (BCA No. 1), Botswana v Vanuatu (BCA No. 2), Fiji v Germany (Lobatse)

8 April – Rest/Reserve Day

9 April – Fiji v Vanuatu (BCA No. 1), Botswana v Nigeria (BCA No. 2), Germany v Ghana (Lobatse)

10 April – Botswana v Germany (BCA No. 1), Ghana v Fiji (BCA No. 2), Nigeria v Vanuatu (Lobatse)

11 April – Rest/Reserve Day

12 April – Vanuatu v Ghana (BCA No. 1), Germany v Nigeria (BCA No. 2), Botswana v Fiji (Lobatse)

13 April – Final (BCA No. 1), 3rd v 4th play-off (BCA No. 2), 5 v 6th play-off (Lobatse)

All matches are scheduled to start at 0930 local time. —- ICC

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