Namibia women, Nigeria men replace Zimbabwe in ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Namibia steps into the frame by virtue of its runner-up finish against Zimbabwe in the African Qualifier. Nigeria came third in the Africa Men’s Final and as such become the third African team in the WC qualifier along with Kenya and Namibia,

Zimbabwe has been suspended from international cricket because of government interference.   -  AP

Namibia will compete in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, replacing Zimbabwe which has been suspended by the ICC.

The event which gets underway in Scotland later this month will see Namibia join host Scotland, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Papa New Guinea, Thailand and USA to compete for the two remaining spots at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

Read: ICC suspends Cricket Zimbabwe

Namibia steps into the frame by virtue of its runner-up finish against Zimbabwe in the African Qualifier. "This maintains the balance of regional representation in the global qualifying events," the ICC said in a release.

 

In the men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, Nigeria will take the 14 and final spot in place of suspended Zimbabwe when the event gets underway in the UAE in October.

Nigeria will join host UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore and two teams from the Americas Final due to be held later this month.

Nigeria came third in the Africa Men’s Final and as such become the third African team in the global qualifier along with Kenya and Namibia, again retaining the regional representation for the event.