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Women’s T20 World Cup: India opens campaign against New Zealand on October 4; against Pakistan on October 6

Dhaka, May 5 India will open its 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup campaign against New Zealand on October 4 in Sylhet, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said as the tournament schedule was released on Sunday.

India’s much-awaited match against Pakistan will be held in Sylhet on October 6. India are in Group A alongside New Zealand, Pakistan, Qualifier 1 and Australia, whom they will face in Sylhet on October 13.

“I am thrilled at the prospect of competing in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh later this year. The growth of women’s cricket in recent years and especially the Women’s World Cups has been incredible. I am sure this event will not be a success.” different with competitive and energetic cricket to entertain the world,” India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said in an ICC statement

Group B consists of hosts Bangladesh, England, South Africa, West Indies and Qualifier 2. The 2024 T20 Women’s World Cup will be held in Bangladesh from October 3 to 20, the second time after 2014 that it has hosted the tournament.

Ten teams will play 23 matches over 18 days, at two venues: the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka and the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. South Africa, runners-up at the 2023 World Cup, will play England in the opening match of the tournament.

It will be followed by hosts Bangladesh facing Qualifier 2 in the evening match in Dhaka. Australia, the defending champions and the most successful team in the event’s history, will start their campaign on October 4 in Sylhet against Qualifier 1.

The top two teams from Group A and Group B will qualify for the semi-finals, scheduled for October 17 in Sylhet and October 18 in Dhaka. The T20 World Cup champions will be crowned on October 20 at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

“We are very pleased with the announcement of the fixtures for the ninth ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. It is an honor for the country to host such a prestigious event, where our passionate fans can experience the best of international women’s cricket first-hand.

“The event has the potential to boost women’s football not only in Bangladesh but also across the world. Our team has worked hard to improve, and playing in home conditions adds to our determination. We urge our fans to support us; their motivation fuels our performance,” said Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana.

There will be 10 warm-up matches from September 27 to October 1, all taking place at the BKSP in Dhaka. Qualifiers 1 and 2 for the mega event emerge from the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the final of which will be played on May 7.

The winners of the semi-finals in the qualifiers between Sri Lanka, UAE, Ireland and Scotland will claim the final spots for the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup. “We are delighted to announce the fixtures for the ninth ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. It would be great to have another ICC World Cup in Bangladesh, a country with such a large and passionate fan base who have witnessed first-hand can enjoy an ICC event.

“We have seen the impact and success of each of the Women’s World Cups in recent years, creating significant momentum for women’s sport. This Women’s T20 World Cup has the potential to transform women’s cricket in Bangladesh while creating a new generation of fans and participants around the world. As a strategic priority, we are excited to see the positive impact this will have, both on and off the field, in South Asia and around the world,” concluded Geoff Allardice, CEO of ICC.

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