The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 will begin on Sunday, 21 November, in Zimbabwe with three places up for grabs for the 2022 World Cup.
Subcontinental rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh, and European competitors Ireland and Netherlands face off in the opening day’s action. Hosts Zimbabwe play Thailand, while West Indies take on PNG in the other two matches of the day.
Sri Lanka play their first fixture against the Netherlands, while USA feature against Bangladesh among the matches on day two.
In all, four venues will be used for the group stage, with four matches held every day. These are: Old Hararians, Harare Sports Club, Sunrise Cricket Club and Takashinga Cricket Club. The Country Club will host a warm-up, along with the other grounds on 19 November.
The Super 6 stage begins on 1 December.
The 10 teams play the group stages in two groups of five each. These are:
Group A: West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands
Group B: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, USA
The top three teams from each group go to the Super 6 stage, with group stage points carrying over to the next phase. From there, the top three after the Super 6 six stage will qualify for the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 being held in New Zealand next year, along with the hosts, Australia, England, South Africa and India, who have directly qualified for the event.
The top five will also qualify for the next edition of the ICC Women’s Championship, which is expanding from eight teams to 10.
The ICC will help bring fans to the tournament through comprehensive digital coverage. Matches will be covered live on ICC.tv and there will be scoring, match recaps and player features on www.icc-cricket.com & the official ICC app.
Old Hararians: Bangladesh v Pakistan
Harare Sports Club: Thailand v Zimbabwe
Sunrise Cricket Club: West Indies v PNG
Takashinga Cricket Club: Ireland v Netherlands
Old Hararians: West Indies v Ireland
Harare Sports Club: Netherlands v Sri Lanka
Sunrise Cricket Club: Pakistan v Thailand
Takashinga Cricket Club: Bangladesh v USA
Old Hararians: Ireland v Sri Lanka
Harare Sports Club: Bangladesh v Thailand
Sunrise Cricket Club: PNG v Netherlands
Takashinga Cricket Club: Zimbabwe v USA
Old Hararians: Sri Lanka v West Indies
Harare Sports Club: Ireland v PNG
Sunrise Cricket Club: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Takashinga Cricket Club: USA v Thailand
Old Hararians: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
Harare Sports Club: Pakistan v USA
Sunrise Cricket Club: West Indies v Netherlands
Takashinga Cricket Club: Sri Lanka v PNG
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 21
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 22
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 23
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 24
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 25
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 26
Old Hararians: Super 6 Match 27
Harare Sports Club: Super 6 Match 28
Sunrise Cricket Club: Super 6 Match 29
All matches start 9.30am local time.