The ICC Women’s World 20-20 2018 will be played at three venues in the Caribbean.
Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia were today reported by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the venues for the ICC Women’s World 20-20 2018, which will be staged from 9-24 November.
Hosts Windies will safeguard the title they won with an eight wickets triumph over Australia in Kolkata in 2016. Stafanie Taylor, who was named as skipper of the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2017, won the player of the series grant in India and is relied upon to indeed lead the Windies before a passionate home group.
ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 Host Country
The three venues were selected by Cricket West Indies through a bidding process and have been ratified by the ICC.
The three venues were selected by Cricket West Indies through an offering process and have been endorsed by the ICC. The preparatory round matches will be held at the Guyana National Stadium and Darren Sammy Stadium in Saint Lucia, while Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda will stage the two semi-finals and the last.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “We are enchanted to have Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia on board as hosts for the ICC Women’s World 20-20 in the not so distant future.
“Of course, Windies women are the supreme ICC World 20-20 champions and I’ve no uncertainty they’ll be hoping to protect their title on home soil. We are quick to expand on the force from this summer’s Women’s World Cup and I’m sure the players can depend on a warm welcome from the amazing cricket fans in the West Indies and we’re all in for an extraordinary involvement in the Caribbean.”
ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 Venues
- Guyana National Stadium
- Darren Sammy Stadium in Saint Lucia
- while Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua
ICC Women’s World 20-20 2018 Tournament Director Jennifer Nero included: “We are eager to host the first stand-alone ICC Women’s World T20. This will add to the established passion for women’s cricket all through our Region. This is significant not just for the headway of the sport of cricket yet additionally for the potential for sharing with the world the numerous irresistible offerings of the delightful countries of the West Indies.
“We invite cricket fans far and wide to the home of the dominant ICC Women’s WT20 Champions to celebrate with us as we host the world’s best women cricketers in this exceedingly aggressive competition infused with all the genuinely festive and interestingly Caribbean flavors.”
Windies chief Stafanie Taylor said: “As Captain of the guarding champions, we are enthused about safeguarding our title and since we know we will be at home, we need to use this as a chance to welcome the world to the area for top-class aggressive Women’s cricket.”
The hosts will be joined by New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and world champions England who have all accomplished capability. The staying two spots will be taken by Bangladesh, Holland, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Thailand, Uganda or the United Arab Emirates, every one of whom will contend in the ICC Women’s World 20-20 Qualifier in the Netherlands from 3-14 July.
The November occasion in the Caribbean will be the first stand-alone ICC Women’s World 20-20 after the past six events were played alongside the men’s occasion.
The Caribbean hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007 and afterward staged the ICC World 20-20 out of 2010 when the group matches of the women’s competition were played in St Kitts, while St Lucia hosted the two semi-finals. The last in Barbados was played after the men’s last and was won by Australia when they beat New Zealand by three runs.
The details of the competition, including groups and fixtures, will be declared at the appointed time.