ICC Women's World Cup trophy
ICC Women's World Cup Trophy. Image Credits: ICC

The Women’s 50-over World Cup will most likely be held in India in 2025 thanks to the BCCI’s plans to submit a proposal for the major tournament.

The ICC flagship event will return to India after more than ten years if India were to win the proposal.

A women’s 50-over World Cup was last contested in India in 2013 when Australia won after defeating the West Indies by 114 runs in the championship game in Mumbai.

The bids for the four major women’s ICC events for the upcoming cycle will be accepted during the ICC Annual Conference, which is taking place in Birmingham. India will be the favourite to host the international ODI competition in 2025.

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Bids are being accepted for four women’s events. The prominent amongst them are 2024 and 2026 ICC T20 World Cup and the 2025 edition of the ODI World Cup,” an ICC Board member told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The 2016 World T20 was the last major international women’s cricket event to be hosted in India, but that was mostly because the ICC used to host both men’s and women’s events concurrently.\

Australia players lift their seventh World Cup, Australia vs England, Women's World Cup 2022 final, Christchurch, April 3, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images
Australia players lift their seventh World Cup, Australia vs England, Women’s World Cup 2022 final, Christchurch, April 3, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images

The growth of women’s sports has, however, transformed the system, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has separated the events to ensure that women’s sports receive the necessary value, including a separate broadcast agreement and exclusive coverage.

However, since its inception in 1973, two years before the men’s mega event began in England in 1975, the 50 over Women’s World Cup has existed as a standalone competition.

The tournament was three times hosted by India: in 1978, 1997, and 2013.

Australia are the current world champions having won the title earlier this year beating the 2017 champions England in the final in New Zealand.

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