The playing schedule for the 2015 Netball World Cup has been announced in Australia and Malawi Queens netball team will be starting the tournament against perennial rivals South Africa in Pool C.
Malawi will be featuring in their fifth world cup debuting in 1995 and only missing the 2003 world cup. Its highest finish was in 2007 in Auckland where they came fifth.
The queens who are famous for their style of celebration by performing “press ups” on court will face South Africa on the opening day of the competition at 12:50pm local time, or 4:50am Malawi time on 7th August.
This game will determine who will top the group.
The following day on Saturday 8th August, Malawi play Sri Lanka at 7:20pm local time and the final group game against Singapore will be played on Sunday 9th August at 6:20pm local time.
It is expected Malawi and South Africa will top Pool C and qualify for the next round where they are expected to play the likes of New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica and England.
If Malawi finish top of Pool C they will play in Pool E, while if they finish as runners-up they will play in Pool F. The opponents in these pools will not be known until the end of the preliminary rounds.
Play-off matches and semi-finals will be played on Saturday 15th August.
Malawi fixtures at the 2015 Netball World Cup
Malawi v South Africa – Friday 7th August; 12:50pm local time, 4:50am BST
Malawi v Sri Lanka – Saturday 8th August; 7:20pm local time, 11:20am BST
Malawi v Singapore – Sunday 9th August; 6:20pm local time, 10:20am BST