Preparations for the eagerly anticipated ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean are on schedule.
This is according to the head of ICC Operations, Fawwaz Baksh, who expressed satisfaction following recent visits to all three venues by officials of the tournament secretariat, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket West Indies (CWI).
He was also full of praise for the government and cricket boards of the territories hosting the matches for the Nov. 9-24 events.
West Indies Women will be defending their Twenty20 World Cup title.
This will be the first standalone Women’s World Twenty20 and the first global cricket event in the region since 2010.
Matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium, Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, and the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The event bowls off at the Guyana Stadium, starting with India and New Zealand while Australia and Pakistan contest the second match, with the Windies rounding off the day playing Bangladesh under lights.
Group matches will also be hosted in St. Lucia while Antigua will host both semi-finals on Nov. 22 and the final on Nov. 24.