ODI World Cup qualifiers from June 18 in Zimbabwe, 10 teams will participate
The 10 teams participating in the qualifiers have been divided into two groups of five teams each. Apart from hosts Zimbabwe, West Indies, Netherlands, Nepal and USA have been placed in Group A while Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman and UAE have been placed in Group B.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that 10 teams will take part in the 2023 ODI World Cup Qualifier from June 18 to July 9 in Zimbabwe. Through the qualifiers, two teams will get a chance to make it to the World Cup to be held in India in October-November. The 10 teams participating in the qualifiers have been divided into two groups of five teams each. Apart from hosts Zimbabwe, West Indies, Netherlands, Nepal and USA have been placed in Group A while Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman and UAE have been placed in Group B.
Each team will play each other once in the group stage and then the top three teams from each group will advance to the Super Six stage. In the Super Six stage, they will play against the teams they have not played in the group stage. The teams that make it to the Super Six stage will also get points from the first stage wins over the teams that make it to this stage from their group. Both the teams that make it to the finals will qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Queen’s Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club in Bulawayo and Harare Sports Club and Takashinga Cricket Club in Harare will host 34 matches of the tournament.
The final will be played at the Harare Sports Club on July 9. Practice matches will also be organized at the Old Hararians Cricket Club. Hosts Zimbabwe will take on Nepal at the Harare Sports Club on the opening day of the tournament, aiming to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. Two-time champion West Indies will also take on neighboring United States of America on June 18 at the Takashinga Cricket Club. Group B will begin on June 19 with a match between 1996 World Cup champions Sri Lanka and the UAE at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Ireland will face Oman in the second match on the same day at the Bulawayo Athletic Club. The Netherlands will open their campaign against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on 20 June while Scotland face Ireland at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo on 21 June. The Super Six stage will begin on June 29 with the bottom two teams from each group competing in the playoffs. For the first time in this tournament, DRS will be used for all the matches from the Super Six stage onwards. A total of 10 teams, including the five bottom-placed teams from the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, three automatic qualifiers from ICC Cricket World Cup League Two and two entrants from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-offs, will participate in the qualifiers.
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