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The Zimbabwe women’s national squad is back in camp in Harare for the final preparations ahead of the Pepsi International Cricket Council Africa Women’s Trophy.

The continental tournament will be held in Benoni, South Africa, from this Saturday.

The final will be played next Tuesday.

A squad of 21 players has been called in but the selectors will trim it down to the travelling 14 before departure this Friday.

Six teams will compete in the tournament and Zimbabwe will be joined by Kenya, Namibia, South Africa Invitational XI, Tanzania and Uganda.

They will play each other once in a round-robin format.

There will be two log tables for the tournament: one with all the six participants which will be used to determine the winner of the tournament.

The other log table will exclude the South Africa side, which will be to decide which country goes to the ICC Global qualifiers in Thailand in July next year.

Hosts South Africa have already qualified for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament and will field an invitational side.

The top four teams at the Thailand qualifiers will proceed to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament, which will be held in India in March 2016.

Zimbabwe are bidding to qualify for the global Twenty20 showcase for the first time after finishing fifth in the 2013 Global qualifiers in Ireland.

Squad

Chipo Mugeri (captain), Priviledge Charumbira, Christabel Chatonzwa, Sarah Dambanevana, Chiedza Dhururu, Tasmeen Granger, Precious Marange, Sharne Mayers, Audrey Mazvishaya, Esther Mbofana, Thandakwenkosi Mlilo, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa, Anesu Mushangwe, Mary Anne Musonda, Nomatter Mutasa, Ashley Ndiraya, Josephine Nkomo, Nomvelo Sibanda, Ellen Tshuma and Loreen Tshuma.

Source : The Herald

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