Dhaka To Host Women's World Cup Qualifier
Ten teams will battle it out for the four remaining places at the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup in Dhaka from 14th to 25th November, the ICC has confirmed.
Hosts Bangladesh will be joined by South Africa, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, USA, West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Japan as they bid to make the 2013 tournament in India.
Australia, England, India and New Zealand have already qualified for the event having reached the semi-finals of the 2009 event, which was won by England in Australia.
Four venues in Dhaka will be used for the tournament - the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Narayanganj Osmani Stadium, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (Bangladesh Institute of Sports) 1 and Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (Bangladesh Institute of Sports) 2.
The teams have been split into two groups with South Africa, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Zimbabwe and USA comprising Group A while Group B consists of West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland, Japan and Bangladesh.
The two group winners advance directly to the semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams in Group A will meet the third and second-placed teams in Group B respectively in a play-off to determine which team goes through to the semi-finals and effectively qualifies for the World Cup.
The final, as well as positional play-offs, will take place on 25th November.
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