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Gems world cup opponents confirmed

By Anashe Murombedzi

THE draw for the 2023 Netball World Cup set for South Africa was conducted this Wednesday with Zimbabwe being drawn in the same group as the world’s highest-ranked team, Australia.

The draw conducted in Port Elizabeth, South Africa this Wednesday saw Zimbabwe who are ranked 13th in the world drawn in Pool A, alongside the top-ranked team Australia, Tonga who are ranked eighth and Fiji who are just two places below the Gems

The Gems, who finished fourth at the Diamond Challenge in South Africa, a few days ago, will be making their second appearance at the World Cup, having finished 8th at the 2019 edition in Liverpool, England.

Group B features England, Malawi, Scotland and Barbados, while hosts, South Africa were drawn against Jamaica, Wales and Sri Lanka in Group C.  

Group D is made up of defending champions, New Zealand,  Uganda, Singapore as well as Trinidad & Tobago.

The global netball showpiece will run from the 28th of July to the 6th of August next year.

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