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India qualify for Women's World Cup 2021 after ICC allocates points for cancelled series

India joined New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa as the five teams who have earned a direct qualification berth for the tournament. The competition will begin from February 6 to March 7 in 2021.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 15, 2020 23:39 IST
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India women's cricket team

The International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday that India women's cricket team have qualified for the Women's Cricket World Cup 2021, slated to be held in New Zealand between February 6 and March 7 next year.

India joined the hosts, Australia, England, and South Africa as the five teams who have earned a direct qualification berth for the tournament. The competition will begin from 

India sealed the beth after the cancellation of their ODI championship match against Pakistan following no government clearance received BCCI for the series. It was slated to take place between July and November last year and now both teams shared points for the cancelled series. 

"With respect to the India vs Pakistan series, the TC concluded that the series could not be played because of a Force Majeure event after the BCCI demonstrated that it was unable to obtain the necessary government clearances to allow India to participate in the bilateral series against Pakistan, which forms a part of the ICC Women's Championship," said the ICC in a statement.

"The India-Pakistan series was originally scheduled in the sixth round of the competition, between July and November 2019, but despite the best efforts of both the boards, it was unable to take place," it said.

"Australia (37 points), England (29), South Africa (25) and now India (23) have qualified by virtue of being the top four. Pakistan (19), New Zealand (17), West Indies (13) and Sri Lanka (5) complete the table," an ICC release said.

"The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to be played from 3-19 July in Sri Lanka, this is subject to review due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The 10 teams vying for the three remaining places in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 will be the hosts, Sri Lanka, along with Pakistan and West Indies from the ICC Women's Championship, the two other teams with ODI status, Bangladesh and Ireland, and the winners of the five regional qualifiers - Thailand (Asia), Zimbabwe (Africa), Papua New Guinea (East Asia Pacific), United States of America (Americas) and Netherlands (Europe)."

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