The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 schedule and match fixtures released by ICC on 8 March. The competition will get underway on Saturday, 24 June where hosts England will face India in the opening match of the tournament at County Ground in Derby. India will their much-anticipated match aginst arch-rivals Pakistan on July 2.
The top eight teams who will battle for the prestigious 2017 ICC women’s cricket world cup are Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies who qualified automatically while India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka were decided through 2017 World Cup Qualifiers in Colombo. As per ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Schedule, final to be played at Lord’s on Sunday 23 July.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Schedule
|Date||Team A||Team B||Venue|
|June 24||England||India||County Ground, Derby|
|June 29||West Indies||India||County Ground, Taunton|
|July 2||India||Pakistan||County Ground, Derby|
|July 5||Sri Lanka||India||County Ground, Derby|
|July 8||South Africa||India||Grace Road, Leicester|
|July 12||Australia||India||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|July 15||India||New Zealand||County Ground, Derby|
The ICC revealed the full ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 schedule that will comprise of 28 matches to be played over 21 days across England in a round-robin format between the world’s top eight women’s teams. Top four of the eight teams will advance to the semi-finals, which will be held at Bristol and Derby.
The 2013 runner-up West Indies will play three matches in Taunton including the first match against Australia at the County Ground on June 26. Reigning champions Australia will face England in Bristol on July 9 and the highly-fancied New Zealand in Derby on July 12.
The fans who want to watch the match in a stadium can buy group stage tickets via www.icc-cricket.com/tickets.The complete ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 schedule will be confirmed on Wednesday, 8 March. The two semi-finals matches will be played on 18 July and on 20 July at Bristol and Derby respectively. The big final will be played at Lord’s on Sunday, 23 July. The total of 31 matches will be played across five venues during the 28-day exciting tournament.
|Team||Mode of qualification|
|New Zealand||Women’s Championship|
|West Indies||Women’s Championship|
|India||World Cup Qualifier|
|South Africa||World Cup Qualifier|
|Sri Lanka||World Cup Qualifier|
|Pakistan||World Cup Qualifier|
|Lord’s||County Ground||Bristol County Ground||Grace Road||County Ground|
|Capacity: 28,000||Capacity: 9,500||Capacity: 8,000||Capacity: 12,000||Capacity: 8,500|