NINE talent squads will begin their quest for glory in Harare on Sunday when they fight it out for the three ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 slots that are up for grabs.
The nine-nation qualification tournament will be held in the capital from Sunday until 5 December, with the competing countries split into two groups, from which the top three in each will progress to the Super Six league stage.
The top three at the end of the Super Six will qualify for the tournament due to be held in New Zealand in March and April 2022.
And it’s not just the prize of a place in the major tournament to play for. The fourth and fifth-ranked teams after the Super Six stage will still leave the qualification tournament with something tangible, sealing a place in the next ICC Women’s Championship.
Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and West Indies will compete in Group A , with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, USA and hosts Zimbabwe’s Lady Chevrons in Group B.
Papua New Guinea withdrew from the tournament after a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad prevented them from travelling.
West Indies and Pakistan are comfortably the top two ranked sides in the competition according to the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings.
Fully Covid-19 vaccinated fans will be allowed to watch matches at Harare Sports Club, Old Hararians, Takashinga Cricket Club and Sunrise.
Old Hararians: Bangladesh v Pakistan
Harare Sports Club: Thailand v Zimbabwe
Old Hararians: West Indies v Ireland
Harare Sports Club: Netherlands v Sri Lanka
Sunrise Cricket Club: Bangladesh v USA
Takashinga Cricket Club: Pakistan v Thailand
Harare Sports Club: Bangladesh v Thailand
Sunrise Cricket Club: Ireland v Netherlands
Takashinga Cricket Club: Zimbabwe v USA
Old Hararians: USA v Thailand
Harare Sports Club: Sri Lanka v West Indies
Sunrise Cricket Club: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Old Hararians: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
Harare Sports Club: Pakistan v USA
Sunrise Cricket Club: Ireland v Sri Lanka
Takashinga Cricket Club: West Indies v Netherlands
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 17
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 18
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 19
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 20
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 21
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 22
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 23
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 24
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 25