Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Women's World Cup Qualifier to kick off on November 21. Bangladesh are in Group B alongside Pakistan, Thailand, USA and hosts Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh are in Group B alongside Pakistan, Thailand, USA and hosts Zimbabwe.
The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 kicks off on November 21 in Zimbabwe with eight of the 10 teams playing on the opening day. The tournament, which will determine the three remaining spots for the ODI World Cup in New Zealand next year, will conclude on December 5.
There will not be a knockout stage for the Qualifier which includes 29 matches. The 10 teams are divided into two groups, with the top three teams from each group progressing to the Super Six stage.
Group A teams: West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands
Group B teams: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, USA
The group stage points will be carried over to the Super Six which begins on December 1. The first three teams in the Super Six will qualify for the World Cup which will be played in March-April.
Apart from the hosts, Australia, England, South Africa and India are the other teams who have qualified directly for the World Cup. The top five teams in the Super Six will also qualify for the next edition of the ICC Women's Championship, which has been expanded from eight teams to 10.
Four venues – Old Hararians, Harare Sports Club, Sunrise Cricket Club and Takashinga Cricket Club – will host the Qualifier matches following the warm-up fixtures on November 19.
Sri Lanka were supposed to host the Qualifier in July 2020 but the tournament was postponed due to COVID-19 along with the main tournament, which was originally scheduled in February-March 2021.