ICC confirms women’s championship launch

July 05, 2014 - 7:14:43 am

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed yesterday that a new championship for the world’s leading women’s cricket teams will start in August.

The ICC has instituted a format for the women’s game, one based on ODIs.

A points system will decide the top four teams in the world, with the quartet qualifying automatically for the 2017 World Cup.

The next four teams in the table will face six regional qualifiers in a bid to book spots.

The first round of the ICC Women’s Championship will see reigning world champions Australia face Pakistan on home soil, while three-time winners England at home to India.

Sri Lanka will host South Africa and the West Indies will welcome New Zealand to the Caribbean.AFP