International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Decision Review System (DRS) will be utilized for all matches starting from the Super Six stage in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, as per Scotland Cricket.
The pivotal tournament in Zimbabwe will determine the remaining two spots for the upcoming World Cup 2023 in India. ICC has already revealed the fixtures and group division of the tournament.
The absence of DRS had caused several controversial decisions in the previous edition. According to initial reports from ESPNcricinfo, just like the previous edition, this tournament was also expected to proceed without the use of the Decision Review System (DRS). However, Cricket Scotland has recently announced that the ICC has confirmed the implementation of the DRS starting from the Super Six stage onwards in this tournament.
According to a confirmation by the ICC, as reported by ESPNcricinfo, there will be a third umpire designated to monitor run-out decisions throughout the tournament.
The tournament is scheduled to take place between June 18th and July 9th. The top three teams from both groups will advance to the Super Six stage. In the Super Six, those teams will face each other, and the two teams with the highest rankings will proceed to the final. Both finalists will secure their spots in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Nepal has been placed in Group A alongside West Indies, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, and USA. They are scheduled to begin their campaign on June 18 against the host nation Zimbabwe, which will mark Nepal’s first-ever One Day International (ODI) encounter against a Test-playing nation.