The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced that the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021 will be held in Zimbabwe from November 21st to December 5th.
The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021 will be a 10 team tournament, the schedule for which will be announced shortly. Three qualifiers for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 will be held in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, joining five teams who have already qualified through the ICC Women’s Championship- Australia, England, India, South Africa & hosts New Zealand.
The three qualifiers as well as the next two teams will also secure places in the next ICC Women’s Championship along with the top five teams from last time as the number of teams in the third cycle of the International Cricket Council Women’s Championship goes up from eight to 10 teams.
“The International Cricket Council Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier is an extremely crucial event in our calendar as it not only provides teams with a chance to qualify for the World Cup but will also determine the final two participants in the next edition of the ICC Women’s Championship”, the ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said in an ICC release.
“I am sure Harare will be witness to some keenly contested matches. I thank Zimbabwe Cricket for agreeing to host the tournament & wish teams all the best in their preparations for this important event”.
The teams that will be seen in action in the fifth edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers are Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies & Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said, “firstly I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the ICC Board for their magnanimous gesture in allowing us the privilege of hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021”.
“On our part, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure this prestigious global event stands out as a unique event that celebrates Zimbabwe in all its magnificent splendor, richness, vibrancy, diversity & glory”.
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