Kuwait women’s cricket team gears up for ACC Women’s Premier Cup T20I

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Kuwait women’s cricket team pose for a group photo before departing to Malaysia.

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Kuwait Cricket Club is the official governing body for the game of cricket in association with Public Authority of Sports, Olympic Committee of Kuwait and the International Cricket Council (ICC – the world’s governing body for cricket) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC – Operating under ICC).

Kuwait National Women’s team sponsored by Al Muzaini Exchange and led by Captain Amna Sharif departed for Kuala Lumpur to participating in the 2024 ACC Women’s Premier Cup T20I scheduled for 9th – 18th February 2024.  Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) will be hosting this tournament across four (4) venues in the country. The tournament comprises teams from Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Singapore, Japan, Qatar and Maldives with four (4) groups of four (4) teams each will be competing against each other in a single round-robin group stage format, following which the top two (2) teams in each of the groups will advance to the quarterfinals.

The winner and the runners-up in the Premier Cup will qualify for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024 tournament, set to take place in July. The four (4) semifinalists from the Premier Cup will qualify for the ACC Women’s Emerging Asia Cup 2025 tournament. All matches in the tournament will carry ICC team ranking points. Women’s teams of Japan and Indonesia will be taking part as special invitees, as announced by ACC in 2022 towards their pathway tournaments for 2023 and 2024.

The Kuwait National Women’s team, arrived early in Malaysia on February 2nd, will engage in a 3 T20I bilateral series on February 4th, 5th, and 6th as part of their preparations for the ACC Women’s T20 Premier Cup. The team, under the coaching expertise of Nikhil Kulkarni and Tariq Rasool Shah, along with team manager Husnain Arshad, has put in rigorous training and effort.The Kuwait Cricket fraternity extends their best wishes to the team, acknowledging their dedication and hard work in pursuit of success.

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