U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: The inaugural edition of the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will begin from January 2023 in South Africa.
U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: A total of 41 matches will be played among the 16 participating teams in U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 between January 14, 2023 – January 29, 2023.
Originally, the tournament was scheduled to take place in January 2021, before being moved back to December 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, the ICC looked at the possibility of deferring the tournament from its scheduled slot of January 2021 to later in the year.
In January 2021, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed that they would host the tournament in December 2021, however, the tournament was postponed for a second time, and was moved to January 2023.
In early 2022, the CEO of the ICC Geoff Allardice said that the tournament was “very much on the cards”, and that the ICC were starting the process for hosts.
Eleven Full-Member nations gained automatic entry to the inaugural edition of the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, namely: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
The remaining five spots were filled by one team from each of the ICC’s five regions, through regional Qualifier tournaments, which had begun from June this year. As many as 19 teams participated in the regional qualifiers across Asia, Europe, East Asia-Pacific (EAP) and Africa.
- Asia Qualifier: Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar, UAE (Q)
- Africa Qualifier: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda (Q), Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
- Europe Qualifier: Netherlands, Scotland (Q)
- EAP Qualifier: Indonesia (Q), PNG
|South Africa||Host Nation|
|Indonesia||EAP Qualified Nation|
|Rwanda||Rwanda Qualified Nation|
|Scotland||Europe Qualified Nation|
|United Arab Emirates||Asia Qualified Nation|
U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Format
- The 16 teams are divided into four groups of four, and play each other side in their group once.
- The top three in each group progress to the Super Six League stage.
- Where qualifying teams from Group A will play against two of the qualifying teams from Group D, and qualifying teams from Group B will play against two of the qualifying teams from Group C.
- The top two sides from each of the Super Six Leagues will progress to the semi-finals, with the final taking place on 29 January 2023
The semi final and final match of the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will be played in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.