Namibia news November 15, 2011

Sarel Burger appointed Namibia captain

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Sarel Burger, who was Namibia's interim captain for most of the recent T20 series against Kenya, has been made the full-time captain. Burger led his team to a 6-2 victory in the eight-game series and topped the batting averages with 146 runs at 48.66 and a strike-rate of 97.98. He replaces Craig Williams.

"We are in the middle of the preparation process for the ICC Global T20 qualifiers in March next year," Graham McMillan, chief executive of Cricket Namibia, said in a statement. "We felt that it is important to make a change early if one was going to be made. I am sure that Sarel will step up to the new role. He has already done six matches against Kenya, he proved himself to be a very capable man-manager. "

Raymond van Schoor, who captained in the other two games against Kenya, was named the vice-captain.

McMillan also paid tribute to Williams, the former captain. "I would also like to recognize the role that former captain Craig Williams played in the development of Namibia's cricket. Craig made a very valuable contribution in the way he approached the game.

"I am looking forward to seeing him playing without the pressure of captaincy over his head."

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