Zimbabwe Draws South in Women's Cricket World Cup

The qualifiers, to be held this year, from 14 to 25 November, will see Zimbabwe also in the group with the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and the United States of America in Group A of the qualifies to be held over four venues in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The other teams at the competition are in Group B where the hosts Bangladesh will compete with the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland, and Japan.

According to a statement from the International Cricket Council, four teams from the 10 teams at the competition will take the four remaining slots at the 2013 World Cup. The two top teams from each group will qualify for the finals set for India in 2013. India jointly hosted the 2011 ICC World Cup.

England, Australia, India, and New Zealand have already qualified by virtue of finishing in the top four at the ICC Women’s World Cup held in 2009.

Zimbabwe, though, should count themselves luck as their group appears to be the weaker of the two as only South Africa, and probably, Sri Lanka have a history to talk about in world cricket among the teams in the group.

The Netherlands and the United States of America are not known for their cricket and are not even among the Test playing nations where the Zimbabwe men’s team has just made a welcome return after six years of absence.

The 2013 World Cup qualifiers in Dhaka will be held at She-e-Ganga National Cricket Stadium, the Narayangani Osmani Stadium, and the Bangladesh Kirira Shikkha Prostishtan institute of Sports which will contribute two venues.