New Zealand Women's T20 2020 is the premier T20 domestic competition for women in New Zealand. A total of 6 teams participate in the tournament to win the domestic T20 champions title. The competition is spread over 52 days for 32 matches including the knockouts. The teams participating in the 2020 edition are Auckland Hearts, Canterbury Magicians, Central Districts Hinds, Northern Spirit, Otago Sparks and Wellington Blaze.
The tournament will commence on 24 December 2020 and will go in till 14 February 2021.
The tournament was launched in 2007 by the name ‘New Zealand Women's Twenty20 Competition’. The New Zealand Women's T20 in 2020 will be the fourteenth edition of the tournament.
The Wellington Blaze side has been the most successful franchise by a fair margin. They have lifted the trophy 6 times while the Canterbury Magicians are the next best with 4 titles. No other team has managed to win the trophy for the second time. Three other teams, Auckland Hearts, Central District Hinds and Otago Sparks have won the title once each.
The league stage will follow a double round-robin format with each of the 6 teams playing against every other team in the league twice. The aforementioned 6 teams will play a total of 30 matches in the league stage from 24 December 2020 to 7 February 2021.
The two knockout games will be the preliminary Final and the Final which will be played on 11 February and 14 February 2021 respectively.
New Zealand Cricket Women's Twenty20 2020 will be streaming live on FanCode mobile and web application.
Check the full NZ cricket women's t20 schedule here.
The 32 matches will be played at 9 different venues in New Zealand. The venues being the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Basin Reserve in Wellington, Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, McLean Park in Napier, Seddon Park in Hamilton, Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland, Molyneux Park in Alexandra, University Oval in Dunedin and Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Almost the entire squad of the White Ferns (New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team) will be present in the New Zealand Cricket Women’s Twenty20 2020 tournament.