Nepal to play Zimbabwe in ICC World Cup Qualifier Opener
Nepal will face off the host Zimbabwe in the tournament opener of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 starting from June 18.
The three weeks tournament will see ten teams fight for the remaining two spots in the ICC Cricket World Cup in India later this year.
The group divisions of ten nations were done and two former World Cup winners are in opposite group. Two times world cup winner West Indies stand firm in Group A along with the host Zimbabwe, Nepal, Netherlands and the USA.
All the matches of the qualifier will be played across four different venues in two cities. However, additional one venue will be used to play the warm-up matches.
All the teams will play a couple of warm-up matches. Nepal will play against Oman and UAE in the warm-up match.
Each team will play four matches during the group stage of the qualifier, with the top three sides from each group then progressing through to the Super Six stage.
All points won in the groups will be carried over to the Super Six stage apart from those gained against the bottom two from each group.
Teams will then play a further three matches against sides from the opposing group during the Super Six stage, with the top two teams at the completion of the Super Six stage earning a place in the World Cup and the qualifier final in Harare on July 9.