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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 venues announced

It will be the first time that the tournament will be held in England since 1993

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 venues announced - Cricket News
It will be the first time that the tournament will be held in England since 1993.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lord’s and Somerset will host the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 matches from 26 June to 23 July.

It will be the first time that the tournament will be held in England since 1993 when the home side beat New Zealand in the final at Lord’s, revisiting the scene of their triumph in 1973 in the first-ever ICC Women’s World Cup final against Australia.



Clare Connor, Chair of the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee, 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.

“In this country, last summer’s record-breaking attendances for the Women’s Ashes series showed there is a growing audience and appetite for women’s cricket – we witnessed excellent crowds, including full houses at Chelmsford and Hove, coupled with growing media and commercial interest.



“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.”

According to the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 format, eight sides will participate in a single-league format with each side playing the other once. The top four sides following the conclusion of the league matches will progress to the semi-finals with the winners clashing at Lord’s on 23 July. This means that there 31 matches will be played during the 28-day tournament.



The top four sides from the ongoing eight-team ICC Women’s Championship will progress automatically for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, while the bottom four sides will get a final chance of qualification through the 10-team ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2017.

Steve Elworthy, ECB’s Director of Events 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.

“It’s critical we use this event to reach out to young children in particular so we’ve moved the tournament start date to earlier in the summer - a decision which will help our host venues encourage attendance by engaging with schools in the build-up to the event.”

The event logo and schedule will be announced in due course.

Previous ICC Women’s World Cups:

YEAR

HOST

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

1973

England

England

Australia

1978

India

Australia

England

1982

New Zealand

Australia

England

1988

Australia

Australia

England

1993

England

England

New Zealand

1997

India

Australia

New Zealand

2000

New Zealand

New Zealand

Australia

2005

South Africa

Australia

India

2009

Australia

England

New Zealand

2013

India

Australia

West Indies

2017

England

TBD

TBD