By Bipin Dani
Sri Lanka women’s home tour against New Zealand may have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but Head Coach Harsha de Silva is confident that his team would qualify for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup next year.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, de Silva said, “Yes, we still have a chance of making next year’s 50-over World Cup.”
“I am very confident we will finish in the top three in the qualifiers to make up the eight teams for the World Cup. I reckon it’s up to the ICC to decide whether tournaments should be held (at a later date),” he also said.
Australia, England, South Africa and India qualified by finishing in the top four in the ICC Championship.
New Zealand qualified as the host nation despite finishing outside the top four.
“Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka along with qualifying teams from different regions will be featured in a World Cup qualifier to be worked off for the remaining three spots”, he added.
The tournament is scheduled to be played from February 6 to March 7, 2021 in New Zealand.