West Indies team missed out on a place in the 2023 World Cup. This was the first time in the 50-over tournament’s history that the Caribbean team failed to secure a qualification. A fan carried a poster of ‘Miss You West Indies’, which has gone viral on social media now.
Hyderabad hosted a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday (October 10) night in the 2023 World Cup. A decent number of fans turned up to watch the match live at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. While most of the fans supported either Pakistan or Sri Lanka, a fan reminded everyone that he was missing the West Indies team.
“Miss you West Indies,” the fan’s poster read.
“We Miss You West Indies” Placard in Hyderabad.
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Test-playing nations West Indies, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka missed out on a direct spot. A World Cup Qualifier tournament happened in Zimbabwe earlier this year featuring 10 teams, including the teams that failed to qualify through the Super League.
Sri Lanka won the competition, while the Netherlands finished runners-up. They took the two spots available in the 2023 World Cup. West Indies finished fifth after losing against the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and Scotland.