The International Cricket Council on Saturday released the qualification process and schedule for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. There will be 10 teams in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. 8 countries including host South Africa will get direct qualification. At the same time, 37 teams including Bhutan, France and Brazil will have to play the qualification round.
Women’s T20 World Cup shifted from 2021 to 2023
Earlier, the World Cup was to be held in 2021, but it was postponed until 2023, in view of 3 major sports events including the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup and the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Now this World Cup will be played from 9 February 2023 to 26 February 2023.
For the World Cup to be held in 2023, from the last World Cup in the 2020 World Cup, from November 30 to 2021, the top-7 teams will directly qualify. At the same time, South Africa will qualify direct as the host. Qualification rounds will be played for the remaining 2 teams.
8 teams including Bhutan, France will play qualification matches for the first time
The qualification process for the 2nd place of the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will start from August 2021. 37 teams will participate in it. This time, 10 teams are more than the qualification process for the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup. The 8 teams will be part of the qualification process for the first time. These include Bhutan, Botswana, Cameroon, France, Malawi, Myanmar, Philippines and Turkey.
Argentina and Brazil teams will also return to women’s cricket
At the same time, Argentina and Brazil teams will also return to Women’s cricket for the first time after 2012. 5 regions will be chosen for the qualifying event. 115 matches will be played in the 2023 Women’s World Cup event. This will also give the teams a chance to come up in the rankings.
ICC Women’s Cricket Manager Holly Colvin said, ‘We welcome the Women’s event in international cricket. This is a happy time for women’s cricket. The 2020 T20 World Cup set a standard in women’s cricket. Returning to cricket from a qualifying event was the best way. 115 T20 matches will be played in 7 months.