ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier: South Africa qualify for Cricket World Cup after Ireland-Bangladesh washout | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: South Africa qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup (50 overs) in India later this year after opening the One Day International (ODI) between the ireland and Bangladesh at the County Ground in Chelmsford ended in a raining failure.
Ireland needed to win all three matches in a series against Bangladesh, the seat of English county Essex, if they were to move up from 11th in the points table.
Even though Ireland now win the series 2-0, they cannot overtake South Africa in eighth place in the Super League World Cup standings.
Ireland will now need to take part in the June 18-July 9 qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, which also includes former champions West Indies and Sri Lanka, in order to earn one of the two remaining places in the main event.
The top spots in the 10-team World Cup go to the top eight in the WCSL, a competition that has been held for the past three years.
Defending champions England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan have already secured their place.

(With contributions from AFP)


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