The Zimbabwe national cricket team will in October have to go through T-20 qualifiers with the United Arab Emirates confirmed as the country’s host at the cricket extravaganza.
The Zimbabwe cricket team will again have to go through a gruesome World Cup qualifying process after being named as one of two full member nations that will be involved in qualifiers that will be hosted by the UAE in October.
Qualifiers are associated with great distress from a Zimbabwean perspective as the Chevrons missed out on this year’s World Cup after falling to the UAE at a crucial qualifier tournament held in Zimbabwe last year.
Zimbabwe’s failure to progress to cricket’s biggest competition resulted in Heath Streak being relieved of his duties with Graeme Cremer being stripped of the Chevrons captaincy.
The Chevrons will again be embarking on qualifiers, with the October event being the first time Zimbabwe has gone through a T-20 qualifier tournament following the ICC’s decision to expand the number of teams to 14.
After last year’s disaster in the 50 over format Zimbabwe Cricket will be hoping there will be no similar catastrophe at an event where Zimbabwe will join Ireland as one of the two full member nations competing.
Scotland are set to host the Women’s World Cup qualifiers with the ICC also announcing that there will soon be an introduction of a girls junior world cup similar to the boys Under 19 tournament.