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West Indies and Sri Lanka to cross swords in qualifiers

The champions in 2014, Sri Lanka will be ranked ninth and will have to once again play the preliminary round
The Caribbean side will be ranked 10th at the cut-off date following their Super 12 defeat to Australia, the ICC said.

Reuters   |   Dubai   |   Published 08.11.21, 03:50 AM

Former champions West Indies and Sri Lanka will have to go through the preliminary round of next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia after dropping out of contention for the eight automatic qualification spots for the Super 12 stage.

 The finalists of the ongoing T20 World Cup and next six highest-ranked teams at the November 15 cut-off date will be the automatic qualifiers for the Super 12 stage in the 2022 tournament, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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The Caribbean side, who won the 2012 and 2016 editions of the 20-over showpiece, will be ranked 10th at the cut-off date following their Super 12 defeat to Australia in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the ICC said.

The champions in 2014, Sri Lanka will be ranked ninth and will have to once again play the preliminary round.

Namibia and Scotland are the other sides from the ongoing Super 12 stage who will join the West Indies and Sri Lanka in the preliminary stage.

The ICC said that Bangladesh will rise to the eighth spot and automatically qualify for the Super 12 stage despite losing all five matches in Group I.

England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, South Africa, hosts Australia and Afghanistan are the other seven teams that will advance straight through to the Super 12.                                                



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