Late withdrawals hit softball qualifiers

Stage set: The National Diamond will host the qualifiers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Stage set: The National Diamond will host the qualifiers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Three out of seven countries have withdrawn from the women's World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Africa qualifiers due to take place in Gaborone starting Tuesday.

Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, and South Africa are the remaining competing nations after the late withdrawals of Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The four-day qualifiers end next week Friday and will determine the two teams that progress to the second stage of the qualifiers to be held in Europe.

Botswana senior women's team has previously qualified for the World Championships. However, they did not make it beyond the group stages. The cancellation has dimmed the excitement around the qualifiers.

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