ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup to be held for the first time in history

ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup is going to be held for the first time in South Africa. The dates and the fixtures have been made public as the tournament is going to take place from 14th January to 29th January 2023.

Which cities will host the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup?

Previously in 2020, Benoni and Potchefstroom hosted the ICC U19 men’s world cup and now they will be hosting the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup. 

How was the qualifying round played?

In the qualifying round, four spots in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup were decided on the basis of regional qualifiers. However, the last spot was taken by the United States of America (USA) because it was the only associate nation that was deemed eligible to participate under ICC’s Event Pathway Participation Criteria in the Americas region.

How the tournament is going to take place?

ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup is going to be the largest ICC event as 16 teams are gonna be competing against each other. A total of 41 matches are going to be played in the span of 14 days. The teams are split into 4 groups. The tournament is set to be played in a way that the top 3 teams from each group will make their way into the super six stages. Next up, group A will be expected to play against Group D while Group B will be expected to play against Group C.

Dates for the semi-final and final

Between 9 and 11 January 2023, sixteen warm-up matches will be played in Johannesburg and Tshwane. 20th January will mark the start of the super six stages while on 27th January and 29th January, the semi-final and final will be played respectively. 30th January is the reserve day for the final. 

The groups are as follows:

Group A

Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, United States of America

Group B

England, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe

Group C

Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, West Indies

Group D

India, Scotland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

The fixtures are as followed:

DateMatch 1Match 2Match 3Match 4
January 14AUS v BAN UAE v SCORSA v INDSL v USA
January 15PAK v RWA WI v IREENG v ZIMNZ v INA
January 16IND v UAE SL v BAN RSA v SCOAUS v USA
January 17NZ v IREZIM v RWAENG v PAKWI v INA
January 18AUS v SL BAN v USA RSA v UAEIND v SCO
January 19IRE v INA ENG v RWA NZ v WIZIM v PAK
January 20A4 v D4B4 v C4
January 21C3 v B1 B3 v C1A1 v D2D1 v A2
January 22D1 v A3 C2 v B3 
January 23D3 v A2B2 v C3
January 24C1 v B2D2 v A3
January 25B1 v C2 D3 v A1
January 27SEMIFINAL 1 SEMIFINAL 2
January 29FINAL 

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