ICC confirmed that it is officially postponing the Women’s T20 World Cup from 2022 to 2023, in a bid to avoid the cluster of big-ticket events in 2022.
Earlier in August this year, ICC had already postponed the 50-over Women’s World Cup in New Zealand from 2021 to 2022, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Women's T20 World Cup was originally slated to be held in late 2022 in South Africa. However, this time, on Thursday, ICC confirmed the postponement of the Women’s T20 World Cup from November 2022 to March 2023, to avoid the cluster of events and manage players’ workload.
With Women’s T20 cricket reportedly making its debut in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, ICC’s decision comes in as a right call, to move the event to 2023, with the 50-over World Cup too scheduled to be played in 2022.
“Moving the ICC Women's T20 World Cup to 2023 makes perfect sense on a number of levels,” ICC CEO Manu Sawhney said in the statement.
“Firstly, it will provide a better workload balance for players, giving them the best possible opportunity to perform to the highest levels on a global stage.
“Secondly, we can continue to build the momentum around the women's game through 2022 and into 2023. We are committed to fuelling the growth of the women's game and today's decision enables us to do that over the longer term.”