The ACC Women’s Asia Cup – a women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) cricket tournament has made a successful return after nine years where the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is organizing the tournament.
ACC Women’s T20 Championship 2022
The top two teams of the 2022 ACC Women’s T20 Championship will be qualified for the 2022 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup, which is scheduled to be played in Bangladesh in October 2022.
The tournament will be played between 10 teams, which include the hosts Malaysia, as well as Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. The ACC Women’s Championship was last played in 2013.
Jay Shah, President of the Asian Cricket Council, expressed his delight at the return of the tournament. “The last time the ACC Women’s T20 Championship was in 2013,” he said.
“The revival is long overdue, and this, I believe, will set the tone for us to move faster towards the development of women’s pathway programmes in Asia. The development of women’s cricket programmes is an integral component that must be pushed forward”.
“With this tournament, in addition to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand, two more countries will be awarded the opportunity to make it to the Asia Cup,” he further added.
This will be the first time in the history of the ACC Women’s T20 Championship, where, the top two qualifying teams will make it to the Women’s T20 Asia Cup.