THE Zimbabwe ladies cricket side left for Botswana on Tuesday where they are scheduled to take part in the 10-day T20 Africa Qualifiers.
The qualifiers will see 11 nations looking to smash their way to glory in the explosive, fast-paced sport version of the game.
Captained by Mary Anne Musonda, Zimbabwe who are tournament’s favourites were drawn to play against hosts, Rwanda, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania in their group.
The top two teams will then qualify for the semi-finals, as will the winners and runners-up from the other group, which features: Eswatini, Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon and Namibia.
A place at the 2023 World Cup in South Africa awaits the winners of the 11-day cricket extravaganza, which will play out on the lush green grass of the BCA Oval in Gaborone from 9-19 September.
The previous edition in 2019 was staged and won by Zimbabwe, who were replaced by Namibia in the global qualifiers, as in July 2019, the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket, with the team barred from taking part in ICC events.