Bermuda’s national cricket team touched down on home ground to a warm welcome on Thursday, following “their incredible performance at the ICC World Twenty20 Americas Sub-Regional Qualifier Tournament in Argentina.
Government Ministers Michael Weeks and Diallo Rabain were on hand to officially greet the triumphant team.
Bermuda won the Group, winning three of the four Twenty20 games. Overall, they won five games with only one defeat by the Cayman Islands.
With the WT20 victory in Argentina now under their belts, the national team has set their sights on the ICC World Cricket League Division Four Tournament in Malaysia.
The international cricket tournament takes place during the months of April and May 2018, which “will form part of the 2017-22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup”.
Bermuda’s national team joins a total of six teams that qualified for the upcoming tournament in Malaysia.
It’s all part of the journey to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, scheduled to be hosted by India, from February 9 to March 26, 2023, which will mark the first time this competition will be held completely in India.
Three previous tournaments were partially hosted in India in 1987, 1996 and 2011.
World Cup 2023 will feature ten teams, with the top seven sides and the hosts (India) “from the thirteen competitors in the League will qualify automatically”.
The remaining five teams, together with “an undecided number of Associate sides, will play in the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, that will see two sides emerge through to the final.
The teams participating in the upcoming ICC tournament next month, includes Uganda, Malaysia, Denmark, Bermuda, Jersey and Vanuatu.
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