The Zimbabwe cricket team received the ICC Spirit of The Year award for their incredible sportsmanship during the 2023 World Cup qualifiers against the West Indies. The crucial moment came when Alzarri Joseph’s wicket led to the West Indies’ defeat. Despite their jubilant celebrations, the Zimbabwe players showed empathy and consoled Joseph. Both Zimbabwe and the West Indies failed to secure a spot in the World Cup, with Sri Lanka and the Netherlands emerging victorious. The West Indies’ decline was evident as they suffered defeats against the Netherlands and Scotland. The defeat against the Dutch was particularly remarkable, with Logan van Beek emerging as the hero for the Netherlands.