Africa-Press – Lesotho. The Lesotho national cricket team flew to Rwanda to participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T21 world cup. The Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) held a small send-off ceremony for the players at the
Lesotho National Olympics Committee (LNOC) premises. The Team Manager Bongani Mosiuoa presented the 14 players who will be taking part in the games and said it was not easy to
prepare the team for this international competition. “Several practise sessions took place both locally and internationally, even though we had to cancel some
due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said. The players were selected from various teams in Lesotho those that are affiliated with LCA. “We do not have players from outside the country, we only
selected those who are currently in the country,” LCA Media Liaison Officer Clifford Molefe informed. He said the players were selected through four criterion
measures; performance, ICC demands on players, availability of the players and their manageability. Team Lesotho is in Group A with countries like Swaziland, Seychelles, Malawi, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda and the teams that will
win shall qualify for the next rounds. When bidding them farewell, LCA President Sepolo Mohlouoa said they are not going on honeymoon but to fight like soldiers and
make the nation proud as people have their eyes on them, “Fly the flag of Lesotho high, do not let us down, we are not expecting anything but victory,” he added.
LCA Team Manager also promised the country that they are going to work very hard, “we are going to show them flames, we are going to play for a win to qualify for the world cup,” Mosiuoa said. Their first match will be on the 16th and they will be back home on 23rd.