The International Cricket Council has planned four women’s tournaments between 2024 and 2027. The 2026 Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in England.
The 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup will be Bangladesh’s first time hosting a tournament for women.
Then, in 2025, the 50-over World Cup will be held in India, and Australia will try to defend their title.
If Sri Lanka makes it, a T20 Champions Trophy will be held there in February 2027.
It will be the first time the Women’s ICC Champions Trophy is held, with 16 games between six teams.
The 2026 Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in England in June. Twelve teams will play 33 games, one more than in 2024 in Bangladesh and 2023 in South Africa.
Lord’s will also host the final of the World Test Championship in 2023 and 2025. The future tour schedule for 2023–2027 was also approved and will be published in the next few days.
Clare Connor, interim executive officer of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said, “We’re thrilled to have been chosen to host the 2026 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
“In 2017, we saw how hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup caught people’s attention, and I’ll never forget seeing Heather Knight lift the trophy at a sold-out Lord’s on that magical day.
“Since then, women’s cricket has overgrown, from the number of girls picking up bats through All Stars and Dynamos to the number of girls joining clubs and being able to move up to the highest performance levels.
“The Uefa Women’s Euros are having a positive effect on football right now, and hosting this global cricket event will give us another great chance to get even more girls to pick up a bat and ball.”
Martin Darlow, the interim chair of the ECB, said, “The women’s game is growing at an amazing rate, and hosting the 2026 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will help us reach our goal of making cricket a sport; for both men and women.” This is an exciting chance.”
Australia also holds the Women’s T20 World Cup, which they won in 2021 by beating India in front of 86,174 people in Melbourne.
England’s last women’s tournament was in 2017 when Knight’s team won the 50-over World Cup by beating India at a sold-out Lord’s.
The last time they hosted the Women’s T20 World Cup was in 2009. In the final, Charlotte Edwards’ team beat New Zealand.
The ECB and Ireland, and Scotland will host the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2030. This was announced in November of last year.