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Bangladesh to face Ireland in Women’s T20 WC Qualifier opener

Published : 31 Aug 2022 09:55 PM

The schedule for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Global Qualifier 2022 has been released. The event will be held in Abu Dhabi from September 18 to September 25, 2022, with two venues, Zayed Cricket Stadium and Tolerance Oval. The warm-up games will take place on September 16th.

The group games will be contested on September 18, 19, and 21, with the playoffs on September 23rd and the final on September 25th at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Eight teams have been divided into two groups and the top two teams will book their place in the main event, which will be played in South Africa in February-March 2023.

Group A consists of Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, and USA, Group B will feature Thailand, Zimbabwe, PNG and UAE.

Bangladesh and Thailand made it to the qualifier by the virtue of their ICC Women's Team Rankings when they competed in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup in 2020.

Bangladesh will start the tournament as one of the favourites. In the four qualifying events in the past, Bangladesh have qualified three times – twice as winners and once as runner-up.

The 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup will be the eighth edition of the tournament, with South Africa set to host the event for the first time.