THE Pepsi ICC Africa Senior Ladies Tournament, World Qaulifiers, which ended at the Annadil Burhani ground in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, has been described as a success.
Tanzania missed by a whisker an opportunity to qualify for the 2014 ICC Women's World Cup in Bangladesh, despite snatching a 9 wickets victory over Kenya in their last match at the Annadil Burhani ground.
The hosts missed by a whisker an opportunity to qualify for the 2014 ICC Women's World Cup, despite putting up an impressive performance in the qualifiers that attracted six nations, including mighty South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Namibia.
Tanzania and the other four countries, with an exception of South Africa were battling to grab a single slot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2014 scheduled for Dhaka, Bangladesh. And, after a gruelling battle for top honours, South Africa who competed in the qualifiers as a non-scoring side as they have already qualified for the Bangladesh showpiece courtesy of their superior ICC ranking, finished top on maximum nine points, with a net run rate of 4.5652. Zimbabwe, who finished second, claimed the only slot that was reserved for Africa Regional in the qualifiers.
Tanzania ladies finished third. And, the tournament match referee, Subhash Modi from Kenya said the four-day tournament hosted by Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) under the banners of International Cricket Council (ICC), Africa (ICC Africa) and Africa Cricket Association lived to the expectations of many.
He said the tournament was played in very good spirit and was also witnessed by Cassim Suliman (ICC Africa Regional Development Manager/ CEO Africa Cricket Association). His sentiments were echoed by the tournament Co-ordinator Kazim Nasser, who expressed delight with the level of competitiveness shown by all competing nations.