The top 10 teams in the world will begin their bid for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket when South Africa take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Newlands on 10 February, as the match schedule for the biggest ever women’s sporting event in Africa was announced.
Fans can now buy tickets for the 23 matches that will be played across Cape Town, Paarl and Gqeberha in 15 days. The world’s best cricketers will take centre stage for a uniquely African celebration of cricket culminating in a Finals weekend at Newlands Cricket Ground with the winner being crowned on Sunday, 26 February.
Bangladesh and Ireland complete the list of participating teams, joining Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the eighth edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup, which will be a spectacular celebration for everyone to be a part of.
I can’t wait to watch, says Mithali Raj
Former India captain Mithali Raj, who is an ICC Ambassador, said she was really excited about the tournament being held in South Africa.
“The announcement of the schedule takes us one step closer to the Women’s T20 World Cup. This has been a fantastic period for the growth of the women’s game, and I am sure fans in South Africa will be out in huge numbers to support the players.
Here’s the schedule:
10 February South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town
11 February West Indies v England Paarl
11 February Australia v New Zealand Paarl
12 February India v Pakistan Cape Town
12 February Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Cape Town
13 February Ireland v England Paarl
13 February South Africa v New Zealand Paarl
14 February Australia v Bangladesh Gqeberha
15 February West Indies v India Cape Town
15 February Pakistan v Ireland Cape Town
16 February Sri Lanka v Australia Gqeberha
17 February New Zealand v Bangladesh Cape Town
17 February West Indies v Ireland Cape Town
18 February England v India Gqeberha
18 February South Africa v Australia Gqeberha
19 February Pakistan v West Indies Paarl
19 February New Zealand v Sri Lanka Paarl
20 February Ireland v India Gqeberha
21 February England v Pakistan Cape Town
21 February South Africa v Bangladesh Cape Town
23 February SEMI-FINAL 1 Cape Town
24 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town
24 February SEMI-FINAL 2 Cape Town
25 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town
26 February FINAL Cape Town
27 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town