Six teams to compete in ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier Playoff from 26 March – 5 April 2023
Event is two steps away from ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023
Playoff to be played as a round robin format with the top two teams to progress to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier in June and July
The schedule for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier Playoff has been released, following the confirmation of all six teams that will feature at the event set to be held in Namibia from 26 March – 5 April 2023.
The road to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is heating up as hosts Namibia will be joined by the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Canada and Jersey in a round-robin format where the top two teams will earn a place at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier that will be hosted in Zimbabwe from 18 June - 9 July.
The Playoff, which is two steps away from the World Cup, features the teams who placed in the bottom four places of the Men's CWC League 2 and the top spots in the CWC Challenge League A and B respectively after four years of hard-fought competition and is the final opportunity at booking a place in the Zimbabwe Qualifier.
The event will be hosted across two venues, the Wanderers Cricket Ground and the United Cricket Club Ground, both in Windhoek, with all matches commencing at 09h30 local time.
Hosts Namibia, who were pipped by Nepal for an automatic ticket to Zimbabwe in League 2, will open the event on Sunday, 26 March at the Wanderers Cricket Club against the United States.
The UAE and PNG will face-off in their first fixture on 27 March, while the two teams promoted from the Challenge League, Canada and Jersey, will begin their campaigns on the same day.
All matches will be livestreamed on Fancode.com in the Indian-subcontinent and on ICC.tv across rest of the world.
Each match will be live scored at http://www.icc-cricket.com/; To follow event coverage online visit www.facebook.com/icc and Twitter: @icc
ICC MEN'S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER PLAYOFF FIXTURES
26 March 2023
Namibia v USA 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
27 March 2023
UAE v PNG 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
Jersey v Canada 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
29 March 2023
Canada v USA 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
PNG v Namibia 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
30 March 2023
Namibia v Jersey 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
USA v UAE 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
1 April 2023
UAE v Canada 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
PNG v Jersey 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
2 April 2023
PNG v USA 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
Namibia v UAE 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
4 April 2023
Canada v Namibia 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
USA v Jersey 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground
5 April 2023
Jersey v UAE 09h30, Wanderers Cricket Ground
Canada v PNG 09h30, United Cricket Club Ground