Lady Cricket Cranes to take to Netherlands for T20 World Cup qualifiers

Lady Cricket Cranes celebrate

After their heroics on the continent, the Lady Cricket Cranes will be battle 5 other nations in Netherlands for a place in the Women’s T20 World Cup.

The Lady Cranes were crowned African champions after defeating Zimbabwe in a nail-biting final in Windhoek, Namibia in August this year.

Netherlands were confirmed as hosts for the global showpiece following the ICC Executive meeting held in Australia this week.

A statement released on the World Cricket governing body’s website read;

Namibia have been confirmed as the host of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in February 2018 whilst the Netherlands have been approved as the host of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018.

This will be the first time the ladies compete in a World Cup qualifier off the African continent and it will be a big challenge for the ladies to step up.

The ladies will be competing with other regional winners Scotland (Europe), PNG (Asia Pacific), Test Nations Ireland and Bangladesh plus the hosts Netherlands.

The tournament will be held in the European summer which is around mid next year which means the weather will be a little friendly to the ladies.

With this confirmation, it’s now time for Coach Grace Mutyagaba and UCA to get the ladies ready for the qualifiers as the best 2 teams are assured of a place in the main showpiece in the West Indies later next year.