ICC announces first-ever women’s World T20 in 2020:
ICC, International Cricket Council has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020. A decision to this effect was taken at the Board meetings which concluded in Cape Town on Friday.
Cricket Australia, hosts for the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 in 2020, proposed holding the women’s tournament as a stand-alone event six months ahead of the men’s edition. The Board approved this request considering it a big step forward for the women’s game in a market where there is a clear appetite for women’s cricket given the success of the WBBL.
Chairman of the Governance Committee and Cricket Australia David Peever said: “Women’s cricket is undoubtedly gaining in popularity around the globe and we felt that by separating the two events we could accelerate that growth.