WI Women Qualify for Cricket World Cup

West Indies Women claimed the final automatic qualifying spot for next year’s World Cup following a decision by the ICC’s technical committee to award full points to Pakistan women for the three-match series against India.

The series, which was abandoned in October due to political tension between the countries, had left the final automatic spot for a place at the tournament as a tossup between India and the West Indies.

An even share of the points from the series would have been good enough to see India pull level with the West Indies for the fourth and final automatic qualifying spot.

This would have allowed India to advance by virtue of having a better head-to-head record.

India recently defeated the West Indies 3-nil in a home One Day International series.

The decision meant both Pakistan and India will head to the 2017 Women’s World Cup qualifier a 10-team tournament which will be played in Sri Lanka next year.

The West Indies will join Australia, New Zealand and host England as automatic qualifiers.