21 Nov

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has pushed the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup back by three months. 

Announcing its decision, the ICC said that the event, originally scheduled to be held in South Africa in November 2022, would take place between February 9 and 26, 2023. 

The ICC said the move “follows the decision in August to postpone the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 to 2022 meaning there would be three major events in 2022 with the Commonwealth Games in July 2022 and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup due to be held in November 2022”. 

“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.” 

ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said: “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 fuelling the growth of the women’s game and today’s decision enables us to do that over the longer term.” 

In July, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic led the ICC to postpone the men’s T20 World Cup in Australia by 12 months. Australia had been due to stage the event between October 18 and November 15 this year but the tournament will now be staged in October and November next year. 

John Stephenson 


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