The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has begun preparing for the ICC 50 overs World Cup qualifiers which will be held in June next year.

2018 will be vital for the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team as it will present an opportunity of challenging for a place at the ICC women’s cricket world cup.

It is less than a year until those crucial qualifiers are held and the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has already started bracing up for that challenge.

A series against an emerging South African women’s cricket side is being lined up for the end of the year and the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team assistant coach Leonard Nhamburo said the team is busy preparing for that assignment as a build up to the world cup qualifiers.

Zimbabwe Cricket is reportedly planning to roll out a competitive domestic league for women’s cricket as the Lady Chevrons look to achieve a dream of competing at the World Cup.

The next World Cup will be hosted by New Zealand in 2021.