The ICC CEO Geoff Allardice has confirmed that ICC is very keen to work things out for the Under-19 Women’s World Cup as the ICC is seeking to find potential hosts to organize the first edition of the tournament in January 2023. Originally the first edition of the tournament was set to take place in Bangladesh in 2021 but it was cancelled as the Covid situation got worsened in the country.
Allardice stated that ICC would decide on all fronts in the next meeting which is scheduled in April this year. But as things stand, it’s very much on the cards for next year.
“Under-19 Women’s World Cup is very much on the cards for next year”- Geoff Allardice
“The Under-19 Women’s World Cup is in the schedule for January 2023, Over the next couple of months, ahead of our April board meetings, we will be looking for potential hosts for that tournament with the hosts to be decided at the next board meetings. It’s very much on the cards for next year.” Allardice said.
He told that ICC would like to form the same structure for the tournament to give an opportunity to most countries.
Notable that Under-19 Men’s World Cup has been part of the ICC calendar since 1988. As the 14th edition is all set to take place in West Indies from 14 January.
“We are looking at a similar structure to the Men’s Under-19 World Cup in terms of the number of teams and the opportunity for associate members to participate, this has been discussed for a couple of years now and Covid has postponed when we were going to play the first edition of it. What that has done has given some countries more time to get their programmes in place and get their squad structures organized, so I think the qualification will take place during 2022.” he added.
Meanwhile, the Women’s ODI world cup is all set to place in New Zealand from March 4 as 31 matches will be organized in 6 venues across New Zealand. Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Wellington are the six cities that will host the tournament. The final will take place on April 3 at Christchurch.
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