ICC news July 16, 2013

Three qualifiers to head to Women's WT20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Three teams will progress to the 2014 Women's World Twenty20 from the Qualifiers after the ICC announced a revised schedule for the tournament, which begins in Dublin on July 23.

According the previous format, only the winner of the qualifying competition would progress to the 2014 finals, but following a decision made at the ICC annual conference in London last month, the runner-up and the winner of the playoff for third place will also qualify for the tournament in Bangladesh, taking the total number of participants to ten.

As a result of the changed qualification structure, the originally intended Super Four stage will be replaced with two semi-finals.

The ICC said the decision to expand the qualification process was part of a continued promotion and support of women's cricket, with the recently announced event cycle including four World T20 events and two World Cups between 2015 and 2023.

The three teams from the Qualifiers will join Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies for the World T20, which begins on March 16 and will take place alongside the men's event.

Canada, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Zimbabwe are the eight teams participating in the Qualifiers.

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  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    looking forwrd to which team gonna joing 2014 t20 worldcup....wishing all d team best luck....reland,netharland,zimbabwe...got goood chance.....!

  • Dummy4 on July 17, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Finally ,ICC has taken the right decision regarding the promotion of ladies cricket. Ladies team should be given more opportunities to play T20 cricket internationally than men.There is a talk that cricket is going to be part of 2020 Olympics .If this is happen , should be ladies cricket. Number of teams should be 16 . Moreover , international T20 must be played in ladies departments ,on the other hand opposite should concentrate in Test cricket ,the ultimate cricket not in entertainment . The survival of cricket always in hand of men ..........................

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