From 2024 to 2027, three of the four ICC mega events in women’s cricket will be expected to take place in the Indian subcontinent. India has won the rights to host the ODI World Cup in 2025 as well whereas the T20 World Cup will be hosted by Bangladesh in 2024 also and by England in 2026 as well. Sri Lanka will host the T20 Champions Trophy in 2027 if they qualify as well.
However, the ICC shared that the hosts were finalized through a “competitive bidding process” and each bid was checked by the board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden alongside Clare Connor, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt.
“Accelerating the growth of the women’s game is one of the ICC’s strategic priorities and taking these events to some of our sport’s biggest markets give us a fantastic opportunity to do that and deepen its connection with cricket’s one billion plus fans,” said ICC Chairman Greg Barclay.
While speaking on India as host for the 2025 marquee event, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that the board “will leave no stone unturned to make it a memorable event” and how the ICC tournament to boost the popularity of the sport further too. “The BCCI remains committed to women’s cricket in India. We have the infrastructure in place, and I am confident we will have a very successful edition of the World Cup,” he added.
However, England will be hosting the Women’s T20 World Cup for the first time since 2009 as well. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be hosting the Women’s T20 World Cup for the second time around.
“We saw back in 2017 how hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup captured people’s imagination and I’ll never forget watching Heather Knight lift the trophy on that magical day at a sold-out Lord’s,” ECB Interim CEO Clare Connor said.
“Women’s cricket has developed rapidly since then, from the numbers of girls picking up bats through All Stars and Dynamos, joining clubs, and being able to progress on a pathway to the highest levels of performance. We’re seeing right now the positive impact that the Women’s Euros is having for football, and hosting this global cricket event will give us another incredible opportunity to inspire even more girls to pick up a bat and ball.”