Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced the confirmed schedule and the qualification process for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which is slated to be performed in South Africa in 2023.
The 10-team World Cup has now been rescheduled to February 9-26, 2023 and can see the hosts South Africa and the seven prime groups on the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings as of November 30, 2021 – from the groups that competed on the Australia 2020 occasion – qualify routinely for the 2023 version.
“The remaining two spots will be determined through a qualification process which is scheduled to start at regional level in August 2021 and includes 37 teams,” mentioned ICC in an official assertion.
The ICC mentioned that this is a rise of ten groups from the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 qualification, reflecting the continued progress of bilateral girls’s T20 International cricket.
Eight groups Bhutan, Botswana, Cameroon, France, Malawi, Myanmar, Philippines and Turkey are all competing in an ICC girls’s occasion for the primary time, which based on ICC is a nod to the expansion inside girls’s cricket across the globe in rising markets.
“Argentina and Brazil will return to ICC women’s competition for the first time since 2012,” mentioned ICC.
The 5 areas will host a regional qualifying occasion with the highest crew from every area becoming a member of the underside two ranked groups within the Women’s T20I Rankings as of November 30 2021 – from the groups that competed on the Australia 2020 occasion – into the eight-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022.
The closing place will probably be stuffed by the highest-ranked crew within the regional qualifiers on the November closing date, who missed out on topping their regional occasion desk.
Across the qualification pathway, there will probably be 115 Women’s T20 Internationals performed within the ICC occasions.
“Alongside more regular women’s international cricket it also provides teams with the opportunity to move up the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings,” knowledgeable ICC.
ICC additionally said that every one occasions are topic to COVID-19 preparations if required at the moment.