The English Women’s Regional T20 2021 has been named as the Charlotte Edwards Cup. Edwards is the most capped England Women’s cricketer and thus has been awarded with the women’s regional T20 tournament being named after her. In the inaugural edition in 2021, eight teams will fight it out from 26 June to 5 September at 20 different venues across England.
The eight teams participating in the inaugural edition will be called Central Sparks, South East Stars, Lightning, Southern Vipers, Thunder, Northern Diamonds, Sunrisers and Western Storm.
The Women’s Regional T20 2021 tournament will follow a double round-robin stage with all eight teams playing two games each against every other team in the tournament before the Final’s Day.
The league stage will go on from 26 June to 30 August. Sunday, 5 September, will be the Final’s Day with the Semi-Final and Final to be played on the same day.
This tournament will not be streamed on live TV. However, fans can enjoy the thrill of women’s cricket on the franchise’s respective websites or YouTube channels.
The 20 venues for the Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021 will be Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Headingley in Leeds, The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Edgbaston in Birmingham, St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, County Ground in Derby, Grace Road in Leicester, County Ground in Chelmsford, Arundel Castle Club Ground, Boughton Hall Cricket Club Ground in Chester, FP Fenner’s Ground in Cambridge, County Ground in Hove, County Ground at New Road in Worcester, Woodbridge Road in Guildford, Riverside Ground in Chester-Le-Street, Roseworth Terrace in Gosforth, Old Trafford in Manchester, County Ground in Northampton, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Some well-known international cricketers like Heather Knight, Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Kathryn Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Sonia Odedra, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley and Anya Shrubsole will be seen live in action among others.