ICC tournaments for girls to have extra groups from 2026 as part of growth plan
Dubai: The ICC tournaments for girls cricketers may have extra groups from 2026 onwards with the governing physique on Monday saying its growth plan for the sport to mark worldwide girls’s day.
The ICC stated the T20 World Cup may have 12 groups as a substitute of 10 from the 2026 version. The ODI World Cup can even be expanded – from eight groups to 10 – from the 2029 version.
The 2024 T20 version will proceed to be a 10-team affair and the following two ODI World Cups may have eight groups which is the norm in the mean time.
“We have now been constructing momentum across the girls’s sport for the final 4 years investing in world broadcast protection and advertising and marketing to drive fan engagement,” stated ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney in a press release.
“The outcomes converse for themselves with the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup 2020 attracting document numbers, 1.1 billion video views…,” he added.
That was probably the most watched girls’s cricket occasion of all time and 86,174 followers attended the ultimate on the MCG, a document attendance.
“This choice to broaden our girls’s occasions builds on these foundations and permits us to offer extra member international locations higher alternatives to compete on a worldwide stage,” Sawhney added.
The Ladies’s T20 Champions Cup, to be held from 2027 onwards, may have six groups.
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