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Cameron backs WI Women

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 10:26 AM

KINGSTON (CMC):

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has backed the women's side to easily qualify for next year's World Cup in England, despite their recent series loss to the hosts in the Caribbean.

Cameron told Line and Length Network that even though he believed that the Stafanie Taylor-led unit would secure automatic qualification, if they did not, a place in the eight-team tournament was still virtually assured.

"I think they will qualify easily," Cameron said. And again, it's a 10-team (qualifying) tournament. There are eight teams playing now in the Women's Championship, so I think we'll qualify, but if we don't automatically qualify, then I can't see us missing out on the World Cup.

"I think they are very relaxed in their approach right now."

West Indies Women currently sit third in the ICC Women's Championship, the ongoing competition that will determine the four automatic qualifiers for the 50-overs World Cup, which runs from June 26 to July 23, 2017.

The remaining four spots will be determined by a 10-team qualifier in February next year.