The ICC have announced a significant expansion to the World Cup and T20 World Cup, with the 50 over tournament expanding from 8 teams and 31 matches in 2025, to 10 teams and 48 matches in 2029.
TheT20 World Cup will expand from the current 10 teams, to 12 teams and 33 matches from 2026.
Together with the new “Champions Cup”, which will involve the top 6 teams, a major international tournament is scheduled to be held every year going forwards.
ICC Chief Executive, Manu Sawhney, said:
“We have a clear focus and commitment to an ambitious long-term growth plan for the women’s game. We have been building momentum around the women’s game for the last four years investing in global broadcast coverage and marketing to drive fan engagement.”
“This decision to expand our women’s events builds on these foundations and allows us to give more member countries greater opportunities to compete on a global stage. This means that more teams will also get the opportunity to compete in the qualification pathways for the respective ICC events over the coming years.”
|2024||T20 World Cup||10||23|
|2026||T20 World Cup||12||33|
|2028||T20 World Cup||12||33|
|2030||T20 World Cup||12||33|