host cities revealed for icc u 19 women's t20 wc 2023

Host cities revealed for ICC U-19 Women’s T20 WC 2023

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in the coastal cities of Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth), Paarl, and Cape Town in February 2023. The inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in Benoni and Potchefstroom in January 2023.

The Eastern and Western Cape will now host the 2019 Women’s T20 World Cup, which will take place there for the first time in a very long time. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final was last played in Newlands in Cape Town in 2007. St. George’s Park in Gqeberha and Boland Park in Paarl will host their first significant ICC matches since the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Tournament Director Russell Adams stated in a statement on Monday, “We are happy to announce the three cities to host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.”

“The Eastern and Western Cape have excellent infrastructure and amenities and are popular destinations for tourists and cricket players. “We are confident that these locations will go above and beyond to make this a memorable and distinctively African cricket celebration for the local and international spectators,” he added.

The two remaining qualifiers will be decided at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates in September 2022. Eight of the ten teams have already been confirmed for the senior championship.

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Benoni and Potchefstroom, two seasoned ICC event hosts who most recently hosted the U19 Men’s CWC in 2020, will serve as the two host cities for the first-ever U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, which will highlight the future stars of the sport. One qualifying spot is still open for the 16-team competition, which will be determined in September at the conclusion of the Africa Qualifier.

Sivuyile Mqingwana, the tournament director for the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, said, “This is a wonderful time for women’s cricket in South Africa. We are pleased to be the host of the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup and look forward to the spotlight focusing on the world’s greatest cricketers.

More young ladies will pick up the bat and ball to play the game, and we hope that all the participants will enjoy their time on the great platform,” said Sivuyile.

Chris Tetley, the ICC’s Head of Events, said: “We are excited to reveal the host cities for the two women’s competitions that will take place in South Africa in the first half of 2023. The first U19 T20 World Cup, which featured the future stars of our sport, and the upcoming T20 format championship make this a really exciting period for women’s cricket.”

The host stadiums for both events, he said, “will undoubtedly offer the best platform to deliver two amazing World Cups and yet another huge milestone for women’s sport.”