We are just fresh out of the ICC Champions Trophy that saw the world’s most unpredictable team, 8th in the ranking and not the top favourite, lift what is the second most coveted cup of the ICC.
We are now stepping into the World of Women. It is time for the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The tournament begins June 24th, 2017 witnessing the clash of eight teams. The finals will be played on 23rd July at Lord’s.
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is the oldest and most prestigious tournament for women. Would you believe that the first world cup ever held was that for the women? And that it took place two entire years before the inaugural men’s cup?
It’s time that the Cricket champions of the Women’s teams of the World get what they deserve. They have proven that they are worth it.
While Women’s International Cricket has been playing since 1934, the inaugural world cup took place in 1973. The eleventh edition takes place this year in England & Wales. While Australia - six-time winner- leads the chart, England is second with three wins and one for New Zealand. India and West Indies’ best performance is their appearance in the finals.
The first four ranked teams automatically qualify. The other four teams earned their place after proving their mettle in the 2017 world cup qualifier.
The teams that are participating in the 2017 edition are Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies ( the teams that automatically qualified being top four) and India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan ( Fought for their place in the tournament recently in Feb 2017).
The venues are Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Somerset, and Gloucestershire with Lord’s hosting the Finals. A befitting climax to what could be a wonderful tournament.
Let the games begin.