ED meets world`s leading female cricket players 

by | Nov 24, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

President Mnangagwa yesterday met players and officials from the participating teams in the ongoing ICC Women Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Zimbabwe is hosting the International Cricket Council’s Women World Cup qualifiers in Harare.

Nine teams are participating and only three will qualify to the 2022 World tournament in New Zealand.

Countries currently staying in Harare include the USA, Pakistan, Thailand, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka, West Indies, Ireland, Netherlands and hosts Zimbabwe.

Only top three teams will qualify.

Speaking at the welcome ceremony, President Mnangagwa said he is grateful to the ICC for having confidence in working with Zimbabwe.

“We are privileged and honoured to be hosting a tournament of this magnitude and global significance, bringing together nine teams over 15 days, competing at four venues across our capital city of Harare

Without any doubt, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 is a unique opportunity to celebrate our country, Zimbabwe, in all its magnificence, richness, and vibrancy.

I commend Zimbabwe Cricket, and other stakeholders, for the good work towards ensuring that we deliver a world-class and successful event,” said President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa urged the teams to visit our local tourists such as Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe, Nyanga, Vumba Mountains, Mana pools and Hwange National Park.

Zimbabwe is set to co-host the 50-over Cricket World Cup for men in 2027 along with South Africa and Namibia.

In 2003 the Country successfully co-hosted the ICC world cup in 2003 with South Africa and Kenya.