Australia had won the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 in Mumbai by defeating West Indies in the final    Getty Images
Australia had won the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in Mumbai by defeating West Indies in the final Getty Images

International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule and fixtures of the Women s World Cup Qualifiers 2017. 10 teams will play in qualifiers to claim the remaining four places in the event. The tournament will start from February 7 and will end on February 21. ICC has finalised four venues in Colombo and the sides finishing in the top four of the Super Six stage will join defending champions Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies. Each side will play four matches in the first round, following which the top three sides from each group will progress to the Super Six stage. The ICC Women s World Cup is slated to be played in between June 26 to July 23 in England.

Asian champions India Women lead the Group A which also includes Sri Lanka, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Thailand, while South Africa head Group B which comprises Pakistan, Bangladesh, Scotland and Papua New Guinea. Each side will play four matches in the first round. The top three sides from each group will progress to the Super Six stage. At the Super Six stage, each side will play three matches against teams from the other group. The top two sides will battle out for the title in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 qualifiers final on February 21.

Group A: India, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Thailand, Zimbabwe

Group B: South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea

February 07, Tuesday Time
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 1st Match at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
Ireland Women vs Bangladesh Women, 2nd Match at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women, 3rd Match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Bangladesh Women vs Papua New Guinea Women, 4th Match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 08, Wednesday
Sri Lanka Women vs Ireland Women, 5th Match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
India Women vs Thailand Women, 6th Match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Scotland Women vs South Africa Women, 7th Match at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Pakistan Women vs Bangladesh Women, 8th Match at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 10, Friday
Papua New Guinea Women vs Pakistan Women, 9th Match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Bangladesh Women vs Scotland Women, 10th Match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
India Women vs Ireland Women, 11th Match at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
Thailand Women vs Zimbabwe Women, 12th Match at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 11, Saturday
South Africa Women vs Bangladesh Women, 13th Match at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
Scotland Women vs Papua New Guinea Women, 14th Match at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Sri Lanka Women vs Zimbabwe Women, 15th Match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Ireland Women vs Thailand Women, 16th Match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 13, Monday
Zimbabwe Women vs India Women, 17th Match at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
Sri Lanka Women vs Thailand Women, 18th Match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
South Africa Women vs Papua New Guinea Women, 19th Match at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
Pakistan Women vs Scotland Women, 20th Match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 15, Wednesday
TBC vs TBC, 1st Super at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 2nd Super at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 3rd Super at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 17, Friday
TBC vs TBC, 4th Super at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 5th Super at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 6th Super at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 19, Sunday
TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-final at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-final at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
TBC vs TBC, 5th Place play-off at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 10.00 AM
February 21, Tuesday
TBC vs TBC, Final at P Sara Oval, Colombo 10.00 AM