The ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 is the eighth edition of the global event organised by the International Cricket Council. South Africa will host the biennial event from February 10 to February 26. The final will take place at Newlands in Cape Town.
The Womens T20 World Cupwas initially scheduled for the end of 2022 but the ICC moved the window to February 2023 as a precaution for the adequate workload management for the players. There were already two global events for women's cricket in 2022 - World Cup in New Zealand (February-March) and Commonwealth Games in England (July-August).
Australia is the most successful side in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, having won five out of seven editions. Hosts South Africa will kick off the showpiece event with their match against Sri Lanka on February 10 in Cape Town.
Womens T20 World Cup 2023 Qualification
The eighth edition of theICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 will be a 10-team event. Hosts South Africa and top seven teams in the ICC Women's T20I rankings as of November 30, 2021, earned direct qualification for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023.
Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Pakistan and West Indies qualified based on their rankings. Bangladesh and Ireland sealed the last two spots in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 held in September in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Womens T20 World Cup 2023 Venues
A total of 23 matches of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023, including the semi-finals and final, will be hosted across three cities in South Africa.
Newlands in Cape Town will host 12 matches with all three knockout games to be staged in the country's capital city. Boland Park in Paarl and St George's Park in Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) will conduct six and five matches respectively in the group stage.
Newlands, Cape Town
Boland Park, Paarl
St George's Park in Gqeberha
Womens T20 World Cup 2023 Format
The 10 teams are clubbed into two groups - A and B - each consisting of five teams. Each team will play one game against their opponent once in their respective groups.
It means every side will play a maximum number of four group matches and the two teams with most points from both groups will progress for the semi-final stage followed by the final
Group A: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia New Zealand, Bangladesh
Group B: India, Pakistan, West Indies, England, Ireland
Womens T20 World Cup 2023 Ticketing and Broadcasting
According to the official website of the ICC, 30,000 tickets will be available for all 23 matches across three venues for only 30 South African Rand (R).
Tickets are available at the ticket offices at Newlands (Cape Town), Boaland Park (Paarl) and St George's Park (Gqeberha). Fans can also book tickets online via T20 World Cup,com before they get sold out.
Star Sports hold the global broadcasting rights for all the ICC events for the new cycle from 2023 to 2027.