ZIMBABWE’S senior women’s cricket team will on Wednesday begin their three One Day International (ODI) matches campaign against Bangladesh at Bulawayo Queens Sports Club.
Queens Sports Club last played host to an international match three years ago when Zimbabwe men’s senior team played against Pakistan.
Bangladesh arrived in the country last Sunday five days after Lady Chevrons had already established camp in the City of Kings and Queens.
The second OD1 tie between the two sides will be played on Saturday while the third and last match will be played next week on Monday.
According to Zimbabwe Cricket media and communications manager Darlington Majonga: “Only 1000 fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be permitted to attend matches in person and they will be required to produce their vaccination cards and positive identification when purchasing tickets and entering the venue. Gate charges are pegged at US$5 for Grand Stand and US$2 for Rest of the Ground.”
The match day ticket sales started on Monday at Queens Sports Club offices.
For the three matches, Zimbabwe will keep a squad of 18, which will be trimmed to 15 for the Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which starts on 21 November in Harare with Ireland, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States of America (USA) and West Indies taking part.
The 10-team global tournament will decide the remaining three participants for the 50 -over ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in New Zealand.
The Marry -Anne Musonda captained side recently underlined its status as a dominant force in women’s cricket in Africa outside South Africa after booking their ticket to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier by winning a regional tournament in Botswana.
Zimbabwe were outstanding throughout the continental qualifiers, easily winning all their seven matches en-route to the title.