A spot in one-day cricket’s pinnacle event will not be the only significant reward on offer when the ICC stages the Women’s ODI World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe later this year.
The event, which will determine the final three qualifiers for the World Cup to be staged in New Zealand next year, has been relocated to Zimbabwe from Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.
The 10-team qualifier will be held from November 21 to December 5, having already been pushed back from July.
The top three teams will join New Zealand, Australia, India, South Africa and England at the World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on March 4.
But crucially, the tournament will also determine the make-up of the next ICC Women’s Championship, as the number of teams in the third cycle of the IWC increases from eight to 10.
The five teams confirmed to compete at the World Cup have also secured their place in the Championship,…