Australia to stage women’s T20 in 2020 as stand alone event

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia says the International Cricket Council has approved its bid to host the Women’s Twenty20 world tournament in 2020 as a separate event and not in conjunction with the men’s tournament.


The decision was announced Saturday by Cricket Australia, saying women’s cricket would benefit from having an event which would be played “away from the shadow of the men’s game.”

The women’s tournament will be held in Australia in February and March of 2020 while the men’s world tournament will take place in October and November.

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever said “women’s cricket is undoubtedly gaining in popularity around the globe and we felt that by separating the two events we could accelerate that growth.”