ICC announces expansion of Women’s cricket post 2023

March 08, 2021 | Updated 3:24 pm

ICC announces expansion of Women’s cricket post 2023 Credits: ICC Media

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday (March 8) announced the expansion of women’s cricket events post the 2023 cycle. The announcement was made on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

“More teams will compete in both the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup from 2026 onwards as part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to growing the game globally and in a sustainable fashion,” said the ICC.

The revised structure will be as follows:

Events Year Format
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025

2029

8 teams, 31 matches

10 teams, 48 matches

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024

2026

2028

2030

10 teams, 23 matches

12 teams, 33 matches

12 teams, 33 matches

12 teams, 33 matches

ICC Women’s T20 Champions Cup 2027

2031

6 team

Manu Sawhney, ICC Chief Executive said, “We have a clear focus and commitment to an ambitious long-term growth plan for the women’s game. We have been building momentum around the women’s game for the last four years investing in global broadcast coverage and marketing to drive fan engagement.

Sawhney also added that the record attendance in the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a testament to the fact that the popularity of the women’s game is increasing day by day. He also added that these expansion plans would give more nations the oppurtunity to compete in the ICC events and ‘will go a long way in helping us achieve our strategic goal of continuing to build strength and depth in the women’s game’.

The ICC also shared a rewind video of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday which was won by Australia who defeated India by 85 runs.