The most awaited news in the corner showing us all a promising future for International Women’s Cricket was the announcement of the Women’s World Cup
The most awaited news in the corner showing us all a promising future for International Women’s Cricket was the announcement of the Women’s World Cup Schedule for 2022 by the International Cricket Council. This is a great opportunity for the people to understand how serious we are for the encouragement of Women as well as the timely manners of the cricket board. The matches will be taking place from March 4th and the finals will be held on April 3rd. New Zealand, being the amazing host it always has been, will be conducting the World Cup and we can completely rely on their preparations irrespective of the tournament. In total, there will be 8 teams and they will be going head to head in 31 matches. The format laid down is very simple and one must have noticed it in the previous ICC tournaments, that is, Round-Robin and Knockout! The qualifying teams will be selected ahead of the commencement of the tournament. The same was scheduled for this year but was postponed to 2021 due to the Covid outbreak. 3 more teams were expected to join the tournament but after the 2018 season, it was kept to 8. Eden Park, Seddon Park, Bay Oval, University Oval, and Basin Reserve are the five major hosting venues of the matches and the final match will be played at the Hagley Oval. Known for their green pitches and conditions favoring both the batsmen and the bowler, we can look forward to having a blast in the Women’s World Cup 2022. As of now, New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, and India have qualified for the tournament and the remaining 3 teams will be decided once the qualifiers are played.
In the knockout stage, two semifinals will be held post which the winners will move ahead to face each other in the finals. New Zealand is the host got qualified automatically and the rest of the teams had their points upgraded for getting shortlisted for the World Cup by playing the qualifying rounds. Being the twelfth edition of the Women’s World Cup, the previous tournaments have been a huge success too. The only hurdle that came into play was the Covid Pandemic, which has delayed the remaining qualifiers and once those are done, we will be having the proper 8, participating countries who will be running in the ICC schedule to reach the 2022 Women’s World Cup Trophy. The confirmation of the 2021 qualifiers was given by International Cricket Council in August 2020. New Zealand has been an eyespot for a lot of International Cricket Tournaments and now that it is going to host the Women’s World Cup, the bar is set high. Recently, ICC announced, on the 15th of December 2020, that the opening match will be played at Bay Oval and two semi-finals will be played at Hagley Oval and Basin Reserve. ICC Women’s World Cup is eyed upon by everyone and undoubtedly it is going to be a breathtaking tournament.