Nepal to co-host U-19 Women’s T20 World CupThe International Cricket Council Board has approved Nepal and Bangladesh as the host countries for the tournament to be held in 2027.
Nepal will be co-hosting the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in 2027.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has approved Nepal and Bangladesh as the host countries for the tournament. It will be the first global tournament to be hosted by Nepal.
The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden.
The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management, the international cricket governing body said in a media release.
Likewise, the ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 will be hosted by Sri Lanka whilst the 2026 edition will be staged in Zimbabwe and Namibia. The ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025 will be held in Malaysia and Thailand.
ICC also approved the pathway for the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024.
Eight teams will qualify for the event automatically comprising the top three teams from each group from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, the host Bangladesh (if not in the top three of Group 1) and the next highest ranked teams on the ICC T20I Rankings on 27 February 2023. The remaining two teams will be identified through the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier.
Likewise, the qualification pathway for the 14-team ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2027 has also been decided with ten teams gaining automatic qualification. The ten will comprise South Africa and Zimbabwe as Full Member hosts and the next eight highest-ranked teams on the ICC ODI Rankings on a date to be confirmed. The remaining four teams will qualify via the ICC CWC Global Qualifier.