Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that the cities of Gqeberha, Paarl and Cape Town will host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in February 2023. Before the mega event, Benoni and Potchefstroom will host the first-ever edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January 2023.
Newlands in Cape Town had last hosted the semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007, while St George’s Park in Gqeberha and Boland Park in Paarl will host their first major ICC event matches since the 2003 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Tournament Director, Russell Adams, through a statement said, “We are thrilled to announce the three cities to host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.”
“The Eastern and Western Cape are prime cricket and tourist locations with great facilities and infrastructure. We have no doubt that these venues will step up to make this a memorable and uniquely African celebration of cricket for the local and international fans attending the event.”
So far, eight out of the 10 teams expected to participate have been confirmed for the senior World Cup. The two remaining qualifiers will be finalised at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier which is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates in September 2022.
The two host cities for the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup – Benoni and Potchefstroom – recently hosted the U-19 Men’s CWC in 2020. The last remaining spot available for the 16-team event will be confirmed in September after the Africa Qualifier is completed.