Here is some good news for cricket fans, India is all set to host the 2025 Women’s World Cup, announced ICC. The World Cups of 2024 and 2026 will be hosted by Bangladesh and England respectively.
If Sri Lanka qualifies for the tournament, it will host the inaugural Women’s Champions Trophy in 2027.
The venues for the 4 marquee women’s global events were approved by the ICC Board on Tuesday in Birmingham on the final day of the global cricket body’s annual conference.
The ICC said that the hosts were finalized through a “competitive bidding process” and each bid was reviewed by the board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Clare Connor, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt.
“We are delighted to have awarded ICC women’s white ball events to Bangladesh, India, England and Sri Lanka. Accelerating the growth of the women’s game is one of the ICC’s strategic priorities and taking these events to some of our sport’s biggest markets gives us a fantastic opportunity to do that and deepen its connection with cricket’s one billion plus fans,” said ICC Chairman Greg Barclay in a statement.
India will be hosting the Women’s ODI World CUp for the 5th time. This will be women’s first global women’s tournament since 2016 when the T20 World Cup ran parallelly to the men’s event.
The 2025 edition is set to be similar to the 2022 edition, with eight teams taking part and playing a total of 31 matches.
“India hosted the 50-over women’s World Cup in 2013 and the sport has undergone tremendous transformation since then. The popularity of women’s cricket is rapidly rising, and this is a step in the right direction. The BCCI will work closely with the ICC and fulfil all the requirements,” said BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
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