Zimbabwe to host qualifiers of 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India


By: PTI | Dubai |

December 16, 2020 5:09:25 pm

The ICC additionally introduced the schedule of the World League 2 and the Challenge League. (File)

Zimbabwe will host the qualifiers of the 2023 ODI World Cup between June 18 and July 9, in accordance to a revised scheduled introduced by the ICC due to the postponements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

India, the hosts of the rescheduled 2023 ODI World Cup, together with seven different prime Super League groups will qualify instantly for the event to be held in October-November.

The backside 5 groups from the Super League will compete in the 2023 World Cup qualifier, becoming a member of the perfect three groups from League 2.

“When we rescheduled the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to October and November 2023 it enabled us to extend the window for qualification events to take place and thereby ensure we maximise the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the field of play,” ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley stated in a press release.

“We have worked very closely with Members and stakeholders to reschedule 96 ODIs and 60 List-A matches and will continue to maintain the safety of participants in our events as our highest priority,” he added.

The ICC additionally introduced the schedule of the World League 2 and the Challenge League.

According to the schedule, the World Cup League 2 ODIs will start on March 19 subsequent yr with Oman enjoying host to USA and Nepal in a sixth collection of six ODIs.

“There will be 96 ODIs played across the 14 series that are scheduled to be played in 2021 and 2022 respectively and the remaining two in early 2023,” the ICC stated.

The Cricket World Cup Challenge League A will be held between August 15 to 28 subsequent yr with Canada internet hosting Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu throughout a complete of 15 matches.

The Cricket World Cup Challenge League B is scheduled from September 1 to 14 subsequent yr with Jersey internet hosting Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya and Uganda competing in 15 matches.

“The final Challenge League B event has been scheduled for February 2022 and A for September 2022, with 60 List-A matches due to be played,” the governing physique stated.

These two leagues will run concurrently with the World Cup Super League.

Explaining the qualification course of additional, the ICC stated: “After the 21 tri-series in League 2 have been accomplished the highest three groups will verify their place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

“The backside 4 groups will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2023 — which is a repechage occasion to the Global Qualifier — and can be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B.

“The top two teams from the Play-Off — which has also been rescheduled to 2023 — will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.”

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