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India to host 2025 Women ODI World Cup

In the 2025 Women's World Cup, the hosts and five top nations from ICC Women's Championship (IWC) 2022-2025 will get direct entry into the tournament.

India wins the rights to host the 50 overs Women’s World Cup in 2025. The ICC flagship event will return to the country after more than a decade. Moreover, between 2024 to 2027 three of the four ICC tournaments will happen in India. Along with India, Bangladesh will host 2024 Women T20 world cup. hereas 2026 Women’s World Cup will be hosted by England. Intrestingly, 2027 T20 Championship Trophy will be hosted by Bangladesh.

The last time a women’s 50-over World Cup was held in India was back in 2013. The 2013 championship was won by Australia after they beat West Indies by 114 runs in the final in Mumbai. The ICC’s Annual Conference is happening in Birmingham, England. And the news that the bids for the four big women’s ICC events for the next cycle will be accepted has come out.

“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,”


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Women’s Cricket gaining popularity in a huge fold

The last big mega women’s global cricket event held in India was the 2016 World T20. But that was primarily because ICC used to organise both men’s and women’s events simultaneously. However, the system has changed with the popularity of women’s games increasing exponentially. Moreover, ICC has segregated the events to procure the proper value for women’s games. This will give BCCI, a separate broadcast deal and exclusive coverage. The 50 over Women’s World Cup however has been a stand-alone event since its inception in 1973, two years before the men’s mega event started in England in 1975.

India has hosted the event thrice — in 1978, 1997, and 2013. Those in the know of things in the ICC felt that it was prudent to call the BCCI if they are bidding for the 2025 ODI event. Since the BCCI is bullish about starting the Women’s IPL next season, I think they wouldn’t like to hold any other marquee T20 women’s event right away. Hence the decision to bid for the 2025 World Cup seems logical,” the source said.

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The number of teams playing the World Cup

In the 2025 Women’s World Cup, the hosts and five top nations from ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) 2022-2025 will get direct entry into the tournament. The remaining two teams will be identified through a global Qualifier comprising six teams. Out of six teams in the Qualifier, four will be from the IWC. The rankings after the top five teams will play an important role. The other two will be selected according to the ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings.

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