Netherlands wicketkeeper-batsman, Wesley Barresi, has introduced his retirement from all types of cricket.
Barresi, 36, who made his worldwide debut in 2010, represented Netherlands in 32 ODIs, scoring 927 runs, and 42 T20Is scoring 799 runs at a strike-rate of 114.96.
He made his career-best worldwide rating of 137* towards Kenya at Lincoln within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2013-14.
“I’ve been extremely privileged not solely to take part in three World Cups, characterize a rustic and obtain some memorable feats, however extra importantly I’ve had the pleasure of doing this for eighteen years,” stated Barresi, on asserting his retirement.
In each ODIs and T20Is, Barresi has second-highest dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He has taken 39 catches and has effected 9 stumpings, together with his sensational stumping within the 2011 ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup, towards England.
Campbell extends contract as Dutch males’s coach
Netherlands males’s coach Ryan Campbell has agreed to an 18-month contract extension, the Dutch board (KNCB) introduced this week. After signing on in 2017, Campbell’s unique 4-year contract was set to complete on the finish of subsequent month, however the KNCB has agreed to phrases that may see him information the Dutch males by everything of their scheduled ICC CWC Tremendous League fixtures. With Campbell on the helm till the tip of September 2022, it provides the Netherlands some welcome stability in unpredictable occasions as they compete towards the 12 Full Members for 7 computerized qualifying slots within the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.
In addition to their upcoming Tremendous League marketing campaign, the Dutch males have this yr’s ICC T20 World Cup to organize for, and Campbell is enthusiastic – as a part of the announcement, he commented, “I really feel we nonetheless have unfinished enterprise and might’t wait to start the Tremendous League and compete on the T20 World Cup. Our children are able to roll and our skilled gamers are leaping out of their pores and skin to get again on the park and I’m extraordinarily comfortable to be the one guiding them.”
Rwanda signal new girls’s coach
In additional teaching information, Rwanda Girls have a brand new mentor with Zimbabwean Leonard Nhamburo taking the reins for the following two years within the East African nation. It’s the 40-year-old’s longest teaching contract thus far, and a mark of confidence from the Rwanda Cricket Affiliation (RCA) after he constructed a powerful resume in African girls’s cricket over the previous couple of years. Shifting up from faculty teaching in his hometown of Glen View, Nhamburo led the Zimbabwe U19s from 2014, then landed an assistant job with the Woman Chevrons in 2016, earlier than turning into interim head coach in 2017. Neighbours Namibia headhunted him in 2018, the place he guided them by regional qualifying to the 2019 ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. Most just lately, Nhamburo led the Eagles franchise to victory in Zimbabwe’s home girls’s T20 competitors final December.
Talking to Zimbabwean newspaper The Normal, he mirrored on the chances supplied by an extended stint in cost: “In Namibia, I had a short-term contract and I managed to get them to carry out effectively, however now with Rwanda, I’m going to have extra time with them which supplies me the chance to get a greater understanding of their sport and plan.”
In addition to taking Rwanda’s nationwide workforce to the following degree of African competitors – they’re presently seventh within the area and thirty fourth general within the ICC Girls’s T20I rankings – Nhamburo has been tasked with serving to the RCA’s feminine growth programmes construct the following technology of Rwandan cricketers. Girls’s growth has been a high precedence for Rwanda in recent times, with the RCA recognised at 2020’s ICC Growth awards, the place their Cricket Builds Hope feminine empowerment undertaking took out the gong for 100% Cricket Feminine Participation Programme of the 12 months.
Uganda identify preliminary squad for Girls’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers
Elsewhere in Africa, and Uganda’s girls have commenced preparations for the ICC Africa T20 Qualifiers, regardless of the lingering query marks over the scheduled pathway occasions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. With all gamers testing adverse to the coronavirus, the Woman Cranes have assembled a squad of 28 to enter an preliminary coaching camp as they construct to the qualifying occasion in Botswana this October. Alongside Leonard Nhamburo’s Rwanda, Uganda will face off towards Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and three debutants (Botswana, Cameroon, and Malawi) in a veritable feast of African cricket.
With the Ugandans nonetheless trying to find a everlasting girls’s coach, an interim workforce of Davis Turinawe and Ivan Kakande will oversee the coaching camp as they try to shake off the cobwebs, having gone over a yr with out worldwide cricket.
Bhutan contract 14 gamers main as much as ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers
Nonetheless on the ICC girls’s qualification pathway, and Bhutan has made a noteworthy step ahead by contracting 14 gamers for the following 10 months. The offers, providing a month-to-month wage plus bills, journey, and gear, are a part of an formidable plan by Bhutan Cricket (BC) to make an affect of their first look at an ICC Girls’s Qualifier later this yr. The Excessive Efficiency Programme, which started on the eleventh of February, is break up into 4 phases, with the contracted gamers coaching throughout a spread of disciplines as they construct to the event. Along with native coaching, it’s anticipated they’ll tour the close by Indian states of Sikkim, Assam, and Bengal.
Talking to Rising Cricket, the CEO of BC, Damber S. Gurung, highlighted the developmental precedence of the plan: ‘This undertaking is in an preliminary stage and our purpose is principally to develop aggressive nationwide groups and if our girls’s workforce improves we’re profitable.
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