Vanuatu to host ICC Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier from 1st to 8th September 2023

The International Cricket Board (ICC) has granted Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA) the rights to host the East Asia-Pacific qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 which is going to be held in Bangladesh.

Vanuatu to host ICC Women's T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier from 1st to 8th September 2023
Vanuatu to host ICC Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier from 1st to 8th September 2023

The qualifiers will commence from September 1st and will go on till 8th September. National teams from Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea along with host nation Vanuatu will be participating in it. Amongst all these teams, only one team will progress through to the Global Qualifiers which will be held next year.

Vanuatu played a total of 5 matches this year, coming out victorious thrice and losing twice in the process. They lost both their matches to Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea has won all 5 of its matches this year.

Fiji has won just 1 match this year, losing out on 4 times. They thumped Samoa comprehensively as they won by 9 wickets. Samoa have also completed their revenge against Fiji as they won against them in the reverse fixture. They won by 56 runs the second time they faced.

Coming to the Asian countries, Japan have won just 1 game in their last 4, beating China by just 11 runs. Meanwhile, Indonesia have played 3 matches this year winning 2 matches against Spore and Cambodia, while losing out to Thailand.

The previous edition of EAP qualifiers were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those qualifiers were supposed to be held in Samoa. Papua New Guinea qualified to the next round by virtue of being the higher-ranked team in the region.

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In the Global qualifiers, a total of 10 teams will compete – 8 teams from 5 regional qualifiers + Sri Lanka and Ireland will compete in it.

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