Harare – Zimbabwe has been selected by the International Cricket Council to host the ICC Women’s 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
The qualifier tournament will be held in Harare from November 21 to December 5 this year, with 10 nations battling for the three remaining openings in the ICC Women’s 2022 Cricket World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand next March.
ICC head of events Chris Tetley on Thursday said, “The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier is an extremely important 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.
“I’m sure Harare will witness some keenly contested matches. I thank Zimbabwe Cricket for agreeing to host the tournament and wish teams all the best in their preparations for this important event.”
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said the decision was show of confidence in the country’s capabilities and its importance to world cricket.
Mukuhlani added that Zimbabwe was ready to host the tournament and would not disappoint.
“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 and glory.
“You can rest assured we will not disappoint. We will not disappoint the nation of Zimbabwe and we will not disappoint the game of cricket,” said the Zimbabwe Cricket boss.
Hosts Zimbabwe will battle it out with Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and The West Indies for the three remaining World Cup spots.
Australia, England, India, South Africa and hosts New Zealand have already sealed their places at the World Cup.