Nigeria is all set to replace suspended Zimbabwe in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifier, due to be held in October in the UAE.
As per ICC’s statement in a media release, Nigeria will take the 14th and final position, and will join hosts UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore and two teams from the Americas Final.
Meanwhile, Namibia will be a part of the Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier, replacing Zimbabwe, which was suspended by the ICC in July.
The event, which is slated to begin in Scotland later this month, will witness Namibia joining hosts Scotland, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and the US to compete for the two remaining spots at the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup.
Namibia was included in the Qualifier after their loss to Zimbabwe in the final of the women’s African Qualifier.
Nigeria’s inclusion happened as a result of their third-placed finish in the Africa Final earlier this year.
In a unanimous decision last month, the ICC at the London annual conference said that Zimbabwe Cricket had been unable to provide a procedure for carrying out free and democratic elections.
Having failed to see to it that there was “no government interference in its governance and/or administration for cricket respectively,” this led to the action of their suspension.