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December 21, 2012
South Africa won the African Qualifiers for the ICC Twenty20 Women's World Cup played in Tanzania and will be joined by Zimbabwe at the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.
The South Africans took part even though they had already got automatic qualification, leaving only one place up for grabs. Hosts Tanzania were the surprise package as they claimed third place thanks to wins over the more fancied Kenya, Uganda and Namibia.
Kenya came into the tournament as the most likely challengers to Zimbabwe but failed dismally to make any impression, finishing bottom in the standings without a win to cap a wretched year for the country's men's and women's sides.
"I don't think the selectors will be happy with the performance of some of the senior players in the team," team manager Dunn Okinyo admitted. "They have not done an inch of what they were supposed to do resulting to poor performance."
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