Mithali Raj will lead India Women in ICC Women's World Cup qualifiers 2017 © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mithali Raj will lead India Women in ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers 2017 © Getty Images (File Photo)

As the International Cricket Council (ICC) again gears up to organise a major cricketing tournament, the first global event of the year comes in the form of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017, which is all set to get underway in Colombo, Sri Lanka from Tuesday. 10 teams in the form of India, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Scotland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) will compete for the four spots that are up for the grabs. The 15-day tournament starts on February 7, 2017, as the opening game takes place between the hosts Sri Lanka, who take on the Indian eves, at the P Sara Oval. The top four teams in the super-six stage will be qualifying for the main event, which will be held in England in June 2017. ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017: Live cricket streaming online

Although one team will be crowned the champions following the final on February 21, four will make it to the main stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 along with the ICC Women’s Championship. However, the remaining two teams from the Super-six stage would be guaranteed of an ODI status in the next ICC cycle. With the stakes high in the qualifier contest as well, every team would be aiming to gain something from the event. Meanwhile, the matches of this qualifier event will also be streamed live by the ICC through its digital platforms for the first time ever, indicating ICC’s continued stance on developing and improving the quality of the Women’s game. The first match between hosts Sri Lanka and India is all set to be streamed live on Tuesday.

Here are the team standings:

Super sixes:

T M W L T N/R P NRR
India 4 4 0 0 0 8 +1.847
South Africa 4 3 1 0 0 8 +0.877
Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 4 +0.382
Sri Lanka 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.055
Bangladesh 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.006
Ireland 4 0 4 0 0 0 -2.049

Group A:

T M W L T N/R P NRR
India 4 4 0 0 0 8 3.245
Sri Lanka 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.733
Ireland 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.53
Zimbabwe 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.565
Thailand 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.491

Group B:

T M W L T N/R P NRR
South Africa 4 4 0 0 0 8 0.733
Pakistan 4 3 1 0 0 6 -0.53
Bangladesh 4 2 2 0 0 4 -1.565
Scotland 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.491
Papua New Guinea 4 0 4 0 0 0 -2.623

“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 huge audience of cricket fans, and continue to build the profile of the women’s game,” said Geoff Allardice, ICC’s General Manager.