The venue for the new Women’s World T20 was announcd by International Cricket Council (ICC). Windies Cricket will he hosting the tournament at three venues, namely Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia, announced ICC. The tournament will be held between November 9 to 24.
ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson was quoted as saying, “We are delighted to have Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia on board as hosts for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 later this year.”
West Indies clinched the maiden WWT20 title in 2016 under the captaincy of Stefanie Taylor, who was also the player of the series. She is expected to lead Windies team again and this time in front of her home crowd.
Cricket West Indies selected the venues through the process of bidding. ICC, later on, ratified the venues. The semi-finals and final of the tournament will be held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda while the preliminary games will be played at the Guyana National Stadium and Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
Richardson added, “Of course, Windies women are the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions and I’ve no doubt they’ll be looking to defend their title on home soil. We are keen to build on the momentum from this summer’s Women’s World Cup and I’m sure the players can rely on a warm welcome from the legendary cricket fans in the West Indies and we’re all in for a great experience in the Caribbean.”
The teams participating in the WWT20 apart from West Indies are Australia, England, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. There are two spots still left. Teams like Bangladesh, Holland, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Thailand, Uganda or United Arab Emirates will be fighting to book that spot.