The 2021 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier is a cricket tournament being played in Botswana in September 2021. The matches are being played as Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is), with the top team progressing to the 2022 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. Botswana, Cameroon and Eswatini made their debuts at an ICC women's event. Malawi were originally named as taking part in the tournament, but they were replaced by Eswatini.
Originally the tournament was scheduled to take place in October 2021, but was brought forward to ease fixture congestion. In July 2021, the dates for the Africa Qualifier were confirmed.
All teams will play against each other once. There will be a total of 29 matches, including the knockout matches and the final match. The matches are being played as Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is), with the top team progressing to the 2022 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. In the qualifying tournament scheduled to happen in 2022, teams from various parts of the world will compete against each other to secure a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by South Africa.
There will be two matches daily. The matches will follow the T20 format. Each team will play 20 overs each, and the team with the most number of runs will win.
As mentioned above, Botswana will play all their matches at their home ground. All the 15 matches of the competition will happen at the Botswana Cricket Association Oval 1 and Botswana Cricket Association Oval 2 in Gaborone.
ICC.tv and FanCode will live stream the Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. FanCode will live stream the games in the Indian subcontinent, while fans in other parts of the world can watch the games on ICC.tv.