La Liga Santander ICC confirms Zimbabwe as World Cup hosts for women’s cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Zimbabwe as the hosts for Women’s World Cup qualifier 2021.

The global tournament will involve 10 teams from November 21 to  December 5 2021, according to the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).

In a statement, SRC Chairman Gerald Mlotshwa congratulated ZC for earning the right to host the event.

 “This development dovetails perfectly with your ‘Visit Zimbabwe’ campaign launched in October last year, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, by President ED Mnangagwa.

“The participation of all these teams in Zimbabwe will certainly market the country as a premier tourist destination as well as showcase Zimbabwe’s ability to host an event of this magnitude notwithstanding the COVID-19 environment,” he said.

ZC Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said: “Firstly, I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the ICC board for their magnanimous gesture in allowing us the privilege of hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021.

“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 splendour, richness, vibrancy, diversity and glory.

“I believe being granted the right to host this tournament is a vote of confidence in what we as ZC are doing and what we are hoping to do.

“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.”

The tournament will decide the remaining three participants for the 50-over ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup scheduled for New Zealand in 2022.

The same event will also determine two qualifiers for the next edition of the ICC Women’s Championship.

The event will involve teams for Bangladesh, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, the United States of America and Zimbabwe.

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