- ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley: "Entry is free for all World Cup Qualifier matches and we encourage fans to attend the remaining matches to enjoy the carnival experience we have seen so far.”
The International Cricket Council today announced that it has switched venues for Zimbabwe v Scotland and Hong Kong v Nepal Group B matches scheduled to be played on Monday, 12 March, in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.
Zimbabwe v Scotland match will now be played at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, while Hong Kong and Nepal will now go head to head at the Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo.
The venue change was necessitated following an overwhelming response from the fans for Zimbabwe fixtures to date and the anticipated crowd attendance for an extremely important 12 March fixture in which carryover points in the Super Six stage will be up for grabs.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “We have seen the Zimbabwe matches have been very well attended so far, and we felt moving their crucial last fixture against Scotland to a larger and better equipped venue was the best course of action, as the venue will provide better facilities to the spectators.
"We are thrilled to see matches at the event so very well supported, and reiterate our appreciation to all fans. Entry for all World Cup Qualifier matches is free and we encourage fans to attend the remaining matches to enjoy the top class cricket and carnival experience we have seen so far.”
A recommendation from the ICC was submitted to the Event Technical Committee (ETC) to switch the last Group B fixtures, which was unanimously approved. The committee is made up of Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Faisal Hasnain, Chris Chiketa (both host nominees), Mpumelelo Mbangwa and Lisa Sthalekar (both independent nominees).