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Oman Cricket has announced the participation of the Women’s National Team in the ACC Women’s T20 Championship, scheduled to be held in Malaysia between June 16 and 30, 2022.
10 sides will compete in the tournament namely Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Nepal, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar and Bhutan. The two finalists will qualify for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022, joining regional heavyweights India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh in October.
The competition itself is one that is aligned with and borne out of the Asian Cricket Council’s vision for the development of Women’s cricket in the region. It was originally set to be held in June 2020, but the global onset of the Covid-19 pandemic rendered its commencement untenable.
The Oman Women’s National Team’s previous tournament exposure at the international level came in the form of the GCC Women’s T20i Championship Cup held at the Oman Cricket Academy between March 20 and 26, 2022. With 4 wins in 5 games, Oman finished second behind the United Arab Emirates.