SL Women’s Cricketers orbit in to World Cup 2017: Also qualify for ICC Champions Trophy 

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Sri Lanka qualifying for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 from the last round of Super Six matches on the back of a brilliant 84 by opening batsman Chamari Atapattu must certainly go in to the realms of the giant sized. Going past Bangladesh was the final hurdle and go past the neighboring sub-continent opposition did the Lankan lasses brazenly to realize the dream of being there for women’s cricket’s big shootout later this year. They have also qualified for the ICC Women’s Championship. Currently ranked No.8 among top 10 ODI teams has also being a shot in the arm for women’s cricket in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s eventual canter in booking a berth in the world cup to follow… Read More →

Harmanpreet does a Dhoni with injured wrist

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Stand-in captain ignores medical advice to do the star-turn for India in final against South Africa “Dhoni wala feeling aa rahi hai (I am starting to feel like Dhoni),” said Harmanpreet Kaur, soon after hitting a six and a two off the last two balls in India Women’s thrilling one-wicket win over South Africa Women in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 at the P Sara Oval on Tuesday (February 21). Harmanpreet was disappointed coming into the final of the tournament. She had not yet been able to adjust from the fast surfaces in Australia, where she represented Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, to the slow tracks in Colombo. Her father called her from India on… Read More →

Sri Lanka, Pakistan complete line-up for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan have completed the list of qualifiers for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 after the last round of Super Six matches were completed at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 on Sunday. Sri Lanka scored a 42 runs victory over Bangladesh under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method to qualify as the third side behind India and South Africa with six points in the Super Six stage while Pakistan had a forgettable outing against India in its last match to finish with four points. Pakistan was bowled out for only 67 runs and lost by seven wickets as India got past the target in only 22.3 overs but Pakistan qualified as the fourth team since Bangladesh was nowhere… Read More →

Pakistan, Sri Lanka look set to qualify for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka look set to make it to the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 as they take on India and Bangladesh respectively, in the last round of Super Six matches at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 on Sunday. India leads the Super Six points table with eight points while South Africa is the other side to have qualified with six points. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are on four points each and close to qualifying, while Bangladesh is on two points and with a long shot at qualifying as it needs to pull off a huge win in its last match. Pakistan should be through even with a loss due to its high net run-rate while Bangladesh… Read More →

Lokusuriyage takes Sri Lanka past Pakistan

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Three-wicket win for home side as 119-run stand between Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan goes in vain What’s a match in Sri Lanka without the drums and the trumpets adding to the mood? The home team had atmosphere and a good group of supporters on its side, led by Shashikala Siriwardene, the former captain who is sitting out with an injury. The spirits were as peppy as the music and pom-poms outside the boundary ropes. That attitude and an inclination to play with freedom won it the day when up against Pakistani sensibility. Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan’s 119-run stand for the second wicket was the core of Pakistan Women’s 212 for 7 after being asked to bat on Wednesday (February 15)… Read More →

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Srilankan Team heads out for the start of play against India, in day one of the ICC Womens World Cup Qualifiers 2017, Colombo Sri Lanka. 7th Feb

මීළඟ කාන්තා ලෝක කුසලානය ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියට හා ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් සමුළු කුසලාන ලෝක තරගාවලියට සහභාගි වන කණ්ඩායම් තේරීම් සඳහා මේ දිනවල ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ පැවැත්වෙන කාන්තා ලෝක කුසලාන සුදුසුකම් ලැබීමේ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සුපර් සික්ස් වටයට තේරීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සුදුසුකම් ලබා සිටී. මේ තරගාවලිය ‘ඒ’ කොටසට ඉන්දියාව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, අයර්ලන්තය, සිම්බාබ්වේ හා තායිලන්තයත් ‘බී’ කොටසට දකුණු අප්‍රිකාව, පාකිස්ථානය, බංග්ලාදේශය, ස්කොට්ලන්තය හා පැපුවානිව්ගිනියාවත් අයත් වූහ. මූලික වටයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඉන්දියාවට පරාජය වී අයර්ලන්තය, සිම්බාබ්වේහා තායිලන්තය සමග තරග ජය ගත්තේය.  ‘ඒ’ කොටසෙන් ඉන්දියාවත් ‘බී’ කොටසෙන් දකුණු අප්‍රිකාවත් ඉදිරියෙන්ම සිටිමින් එම කණ්ඩායම් 2ක ලකුණු 6 බැගින් ලබා ඇත.   ශ්‍රි ලංකාව හා පාකිස්ථානය ලකුණු 4 බැගින් ලබා 2 වන ස්ථානවල ද පසු වේ.  සුපර් සික්ස් වටයේ දී එක් කණ්ඩායමක් අනෙක් කොටසේ කණ්ඩායම් 3න සමගම තරග කරනු… Read More →

Bangladesh, Ireland, Pakistan and Sri Lanka join India and South Africa in Super Six stage of ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier

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ICC MEDIA RELEASE All six sides with One-Day International status at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 have retained their grade for the next four-year cycle by qualifying for the Super Six stage here on Monday. There were no surprises in store as India, Sri Lanka and Ireland advanced from Group A, while South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh made it from Group B as the last round of preliminary league matches were completed. On the day of league matches, India defeated Zimbabwe by nine wickets, South Africa pipped Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets, Pakistan overpowered Scotland by six wickets and host Sri Lanka outsmarted Thailand by seven wickets. The teams to have qualified carry points gained against other sides that have… Read More →

South Africa ensures place in Super Six; Sri Lanka, Ireland, close in on berths

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South Africa defeated Bangladesh by six wickets on Saturday to book a place in the Super Six stage from Group B of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 while host Sri Lanka and Ireland moved closer to the next round with their second wins in Group A. Pace bowler Shabnim Ismail set the ball rolling for group favourite South Africa with an early wicket to set the tone for a third consecutive victory in the 10-team tournament from which four will qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC Women’s Championship, while all entrants to the Super Six stage will be assured of ODI status for the next four-year cycle. Ismail got rid of Sharmin Sultana… Read More →

Every team has something to aim for in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

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One among them will lift the trophy on February 21, but four will leave with prize berths for the eight-team ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 A tournament in which the likes of Thailand and Papua New Guinea rub shoulders against higher-ranked teams such as India and South Africa reflects the International Cricket Council’s efforts to spread the game worldwide. These four nations will be among 10 teams – joining Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe and host Sri Lanka – in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo. Starting Tuesday (February 7), they will begin their campaign for spots at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, the pinnacle of the sport, in England in June-July. One among them will… Read More →

Live online streaming from ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

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Matches from the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 will be live streamed across ICC’s digital platforms for the first time as the ICC continues its commitment to raising the profile of the women’s game. The first match to be broadcast live online will be the opening game between hosts Sri Lanka and India when the tournament gets underway on Tuesday in Colombo. ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice: “The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 is a very important event, with some of the best teams competing for spots in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. I’m sure the comprehensive coverage of the Colombo event across our digital platforms will showcase the talents of the players to a… Read More →

10 Players to watch in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from February 7 to 21 will see the best cricketers from 10 nations play for a chance to join the top four women’s sides at the marquee event in June-July in England. Here are some of the players expected to make a splash: Group A Deepti Sharma made an impression during home series against New Zealand in 2015. Deepti Sharma (India) Just 19 years old, Deepti Sharma’s understanding of the game belies her age. She made her One-Day International debut in 2014, but it was during the home series against New Zealand in 2015 that she made her first impression. Her unbeaten 44 and an unbroken second-wicket stand of 103 with… Read More →

India fancied in Group A of ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

·      India captain Mithali Raj: “We aim to have a settled team through the tournament and prepare for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by working on our tactics” ·      Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera: “We are a fresh team but looking forward to playing against India and other teams in this tournament” ·      Ireland captain Laura Delany: “We have worked hard for a number of months and have a mix of experience and youth in our team” ·      Zimbabwe captain Sharne Mayers: “Our biggest challenges will be the conditions in Colombo and that we we’ll be going into the 50-over format after a few years” ·       Thailand captain… Read More →

Stage set for ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

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·         ICC Women’s Committee Chair Clare Connor: “The tournament represents the culmination of a hugely exciting few years for the international women’s game” ·         Tournament Director Holly Colvin: “The good thing about the format is that it is a robust system, meaning teams need to consistently perform in order to qualify” ·         Final four spots at the ICC Women’s World Cup up for grabs A chance to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, places in the next ICC Women’s Championship and ODI status for the next four-year cycle – there’s a lot at stake in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 to be held in Colombo from 7-21 February. The 14-day event will culminate with the final… Read More →

All 10 squads for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 confirmed

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The squads of the 10 sides participating in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo from 7-21 February have been announced. India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka are among the leading sides participating in the tournament, which will decide which four teams get a chance to play in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 from 24 June to 23 July in England and Wales. The top four sides will also earn places in the second edition of the ICC Women’s Championship, while the fifth and sixth placed sides will secure ODI status for the next four years. Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies have already qualified directly for the pinnacle tournament after finishing among the top… Read More →

Media accreditation is open for ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

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Media terms and conditions and tournament schedule are attached; to apply for accreditation, please click here The media accreditation process for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 7 to 21 February 2017 is open. Members of the media who intend to cover this event from the venues are advised to submit their applications before the close of business on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 (Dubai time). Visiting members of the media requiring visa letters to support their visa application forms, are requested to email scanned copies of their passports to the undersigned. Visa letters will only be issued after accreditation requests have been approved by the ICC. Please note that accreditation to… Read More →