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United States and Canada go head to head in Women's Qualifier Americas in pursuit of World Cup spots

USA Women's team poses with the trophy at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia
The United States and Canada will battle it out in a bid to continue their journey to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021.

·        United States and Canada square off in the ICC Women’s Qualifier Americas 2019 as the Road to Australia 2020 and New Zealand 2021 continues

·        The teams are just two steps away from T20 and 50-over Women’s World Cups 

·       The victorious nation in the three-game tournament will secure a place in both the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020

The ICC Women’s Qualifier Americas begins on 17 May in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where USA and Canada will play three T20 Internationals in as many days.

Both sides are just two steps away from the Australia T20 and New Zealand 50-over World Cups in 2020 and 2021 respectively, meaning there are bragging rights and the honour of representing your region in the next phase of qualification up for grabs.

The Women’s Qualifier Americas is one of five regional tournaments acting as a dual qualifier for 27 teams, firstly in their pursuit of a spot in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – taking place in Scotland between 31 August and 7 September 2019 where they will join Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, PNG, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

Secondly, the victor will also compete in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020, where they will join confirmed teams Bangladesh, Ireland, PNG, Thailand and Zimbabwe. Further information can be foundhere.

USA captain Sindhu Sriharsha, who took up cricket aged seven before being enrolled into her first formal coaching camp as a nine-year-old, said: “We’d be ecstatic if we qualified for the next phase. We have all worked hard for a few years now and we totally deserve the win.

“Our goal is to qualify for the World Cup. By qualifying from the Americas, we would have checked off the first step towards it. As a team, we have unity in diversity, we come from different cultures and countries.

“We are 14 individuals and support staff working towards one common goal – USA in the World Cup.”

Canada captain Mahwish Khan, whose full-time profession is a manager, said: “If we qualified, it would mean the world. Having qualified previously, it was an amazing experience then and would be just as amazing if we qualified again.

“The opportunity to represent the entire region at a qualifying event is not only amazing in itself, but the chance to play against so many other countries from around the world is an incredible experience.

“I would be extremely honoured and humbled to be a part of making history for Canada once more.”

Fixtures

ICC Women’s Qualifier Americas

17 May: United States v Canada (Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale)

18 May: United States v Canada (Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale)

19 May: United States v Canada (Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale)

Squad Lists:

USA: Sindhu Sriharsha (captain), Candacy Atkins, Claudine Beckford, Shebani Bhaskar, Sara Farooq, Nadia Gruny, Uzma Iftikhar, Sugetha Kalyanaraman, Mahika Kandanala, Geetika Kodali, Samantha Ramautar, Lisa Ramjit, Erica Rendler, Onika Wallerson

Canada: Mahwish Khan (captain), Hala Azmat, Habeeba Bader, Maliha Baig, Mahrukh Imtiaz, Miryam Khokhar, Chuntell Martin, Kamna Mirchandani, Monali Patel, Achini Perera, Kainat Qazi, Hiba Shamshad, Amanjit Virk, Saniyah Zia

ICC WOMEN’S QUALIFIERS 2019

 

Event

Teams

Dates and Location

ICC Women’s Qualifier Asia 2019

China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand (Q), UAE

18-27 February

Thailand

ICC Women’s Qualifier Africa 2019

Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda,Zimbabwe (Q)

5-12 May

Zimbabwe

ICC Women’s Qualifier EAP 2019

Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, PNG (Q), Samoa,

Vanuatu

6-11 May

Vanuatu

ICC Women’s Qualifier Americas 2019

Canada, USA

17-19 May

USA

ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019

Germany, Netherlands, Scotland

24-30 June

Spain

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Live scoring all matches will be available on www.icc-cricket.com 

ABOUT THE ICC WOMEN’S QUALIFIERS 2019 

·        27 teams will take part in the regional qualifiers, with one team per region qualifying for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020.

·        All matches played in the ICC Women’s Qualifiers 2019 will be T20 Internationals  

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