International Cricket Council have announced the venues for Women’s World Cup 2017 that schedules to play from 26 June to 23 July. Lord’s, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Somerset and Gloucestershire will be hosting the ICC Women’s world cup next year in England.
ICC Women’s Cricket Committee Chairperson Clare Connor said, “At a global level, the introduction of the ICC Women’s Championship has made our game more competitive and exciting than ever before. It has created global context and meaning to all our ODI series whereby the result of every match has a direct impact on qualification for next summer’s World Cup.”
This will be first occasion after 1993 when England are awarded to host women’s world cup championship. Australian women’s cricket team will be the title defending champion in the tournament. They are the most successful team in the history of competition as they have won 6 titles since the first tournament took place in England in 1973.
“The launch of the new Women’s Cricket Super League here later this year will give the women’s game another significant fillip and help set the stage for what promises to be a fantastic showcase for our sport next summer,” Clare added.
England Cricket Board events director Steve Elworthy said, “This is a very exciting time for the women’s game in this country and staging a Women’s World Cup here will really help drive interest and participation in women’s cricket at every level.”
8 teams are scheduled to play in the competition and each team will play 7 matches in the early stage of tournament. The top four teams from this only group stage of event will make it through to the semi-finals. Final will be played on 23 July. ICC Women’s world cup 2017 fixtures and event logo will be revealed in due course.