ICC has postponed the T20 World Cup for Women from November 2022 to February 2023.
The upcoming South African edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup had been decided by the ICC to be postponed for three months in order to avoid a cluster of big-ticket events in 2022. Because of that, the said event will now take place in February 2023 instead of November 2022.
Earlier in August, the ICC had also decided to postpone the 50-over Women’s World Cup due to COVID-19. Originally, this was supposed to be held in New Zealand from 2021 to 2022. Similarly, the women’s T20 cricket debut on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games had also been postponed to next year amid the pandemic. With that, these two will only be the major women’s events that will be played in 2022.
Explaining their decision, ICC CEO Manu Sawhney said, ‘As there are currently no major women's events scheduled to take place in 2023, the Board confirmed the switch for the T20 World Cup to better support player preparation and to continue to build the momentum around the women's game beyond 2022. Moving the ICC Women's T20 World Cup to 2023 makes perfect sense on a number of levels’.
‘Firstly, it will provide a better workload balance for players giving them the best possible opportunity to perform to the highest levels on a global stage. Secondly, we can continue to build the momentum around the women's game through 2022 and into 2023. We are committed to fueling the growth of the women's game and today's decision enables us to do that over the longer term’, he added.
To date, no decision has been made by the ICC with regards to the debut of the Under-19 Women’s World Cup which was supposed to be held in Bangladesh in January 2021. To know more about the ICC and how they govern the different cricket events, check out Betwala.
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