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ICC confirmed Qualification for Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

ICC confirmed Qualification for Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed schedule for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifying pathway. The return of ICC women’s cricket sees eight teams Bhutan, Botswana, Cameroon, France, Malawi, Myanmar, Philippines and Turkey making their debuts in international ICC Women’s events. 115 Women’s T20 Internationals to be played in seven months on the Road to South Africa 2023. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will be played in South Africa from February 9 to February 26.

The 10-team tournament which has now been rescheduled to 9-26 February 2023 will see the hosts South Africa and the seven top teams on the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings as of 30 November 2021 – from the teams that competed at the Australia 2020 event – qualify automatically for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. The remaining two spots will be confirmed through a qualification process which is scheduled to start at regional level in August 2021 and includes 37 teams. This is an increase of ten teams from the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 qualification, reflecting the continued growth of bilateral women’s T20 International cricket. Eight teams Bhutan, Botswana, Cameroon, France, Malawi, Myanmar, Philippines and Turkey are all competing in an ICC women’s event for the first time, a nod to the growth within women’s cricket around the globe in emerging markets. Argentina and Brazil will return to ICC women’s competition for the first time since 2012.

The five regions will host a regional qualifying event with the top team from each region joining the bottom two ranked teams in the Women’s T20I Rankings as of 30 November 2021 – from the teams that competed at the Australia 2020 event – into the eight-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022. The final position will be filled by the highest ranked team in the regional qualifiers on the November cut-off date, who missed out on topping their regional event table.

ICC Women’s Cricket Manager, Holly Colvin said: We are delighted to be welcoming the return of cricket for ICC women’s events. This is an exciting time for women’s cricket with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 raising the bar for women’s sporting events. Sustaining and then building on the momentum from February is key and the start of the next Women’s T20 World Cup qualifying pathway is a great place to start. There is lots to look forward to in the cricket scheduled with 115 women’s T20 Internationals due to be played over seven months and five teams competing in their first ever ICC Women’s Qualifier.

  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier: Hosted by Scotland from 26-30 August, 2021 (France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Turkey will participate in the tournament).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier: Hosted by USA from 11-18 September, 2021 (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA will participate in the tournament).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier: Hosted by Samoa from 3-8 September, 2021 (Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, PNG, Samoa, Vanuatu will participate in the tournament).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier: Hosted by Malaysia from 20-26 September, 2021 (Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, UAE will participate in the tournament).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier: Hosted by Botswana in October 2021 (Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe will participate in the tournament).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier: in 2020 (Bottom teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings as of 30 November 2021 from the teams that competed at the Australia 2020 event x2. One qualifier per region x5. Highest ranked team in the regional qualifiers as of 30 November 2021 that didn’t win their regional group x1).
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Hosted by South Africa from 9-26 February (South Africa as Hosts. Top teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings as of 30 November 2021 from the teams that competed at the Australia 2020 event x7. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers x2).

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