ICC have announced the schedule for the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa next year with Bangladesh and Ireland filling the last two spots after the qualifiers in the 10-team tournament.
The eighth edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will begin on 10 February 2023 with hosts South Africa taking on Sri Lanka. Cape Town, Paarl and Gqeberha will host the matches in the tournament with the knockout matches set to be played in Cape Town.
The final will be held on 26 February 2023 with a reserve day available on the 27th in case of major interruptions in play on the designated date.
Five-time title winners and defending champions Australia are grouped alongside their Trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand and hosts South Africa in Group 1 for the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2023.
Group 1 also has Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who recently won the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 final by beating Ireland, the other qualified team who are in Group 2.
Ireland join England, India, West Indies and Pakistan in Group 2.
Group 1: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Group 2: England, India, West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland
In the group games, which run until 21 February, each team will take on the other four teams in their group once. The top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage play the semi-finals.
Full list of fixtures of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
10 February South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town
11 February West Indies v England Paarl
11 February Australia v New Zealand Paarl
12 February India v Pakistan Cape Town
12 February Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Cape Town
13 February Ireland v England Paarl
13 February South Africa v New Zealand Paarl
14 February Australia v Bangladesh Gqeberha
15 February West Indies v India Cape Town
15 February Pakistan v Ireland Cape Town
16 February Sri Lanka v Australia Gqeberha
17 February New Zealand v Bangladesh Cape Town
17 February West Indies v Ireland Cape Town
18 February England v India Gqeberha
18 February South Africa v Australia Gqeberha
19 February Pakistan v West Indies Paarl
19 February New Zealand v Sri Lanka Paarl
20 February Ireland v India Gqeberha
21 February England v Pakistan Cape Town
21 February South Africa v Bangladesh Cape Town
23 February SEMI-FINAL 1 Cape Town
24 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town
24 February SEMI-FINAL 2 Cape Town
25 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town
26 February FINAL Cape Town
27 February RESERVE DAY Cape Town