ICC CEO Geoff Allardice has said that the first edition of the Women’s U-19 World Cup and that the ICC is on the lookout for potential hosts to host the event. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Bangladesh but was postponed to 2023 given the rapid rise of Covid cases all around the world. In an ICC meeting, Allardice opened up on how the body is planning to execute the much-awaited tournament.
Women’s U-19 World Cup Is In Schedule For 2023: ICC CEO Geoff Allardice
“The Under-19 Women’s World Cup is in the schedule for January 2023.Over the next couple of months, ahead of our April board meetings, we will be looking for potential hosts for that tournament with the hosts to be decided at the next board meetings. It’s very much on the cards for next year.”
He further said that the qualification process for the tournament will start later this year and similar would be followed for the Men’s U-19 World Cup as well. The schedule for the men’s event will be finalised before April.
“We are looking at a similar structure to the Men’s Under-19 World Cup in terms of the number of teams and the opportunity for associate members to participate,” he said. This has been discussed for a couple of years now and Covid has postponed when we were going to play the first edition of it. What that has done has given some countries more time to get their programmes in place and get their squad structures organised, so I think the qualification will take place during 2022″ the ICC CEO further added.
The Women’s U-19 World Cup was thought to be introduced in October 2019 when Shashank Manohar was the chairman of the ICC. The ICC media release further stated that the women’s event will be held every two years.