Scotland was selected as the host of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers later this year. The women’s event will be held from 31 August to 7 September 2019.
As part of the ICC’s ongoing commitment to accelerating the growth of the women’s game, there were two significant decisions taken.
- The introduction of an age group Cricket World Cup for girls to create more opportunities for young women around the globe to play the game. The ICC will develop a plan for the introduction of this event during the current commercial cycle.
- The Board agreed to a new composition of the Women’s Committee that provides for a greater strategic focus for the group.
The remit of the new Women’s Committee will cover the following:
- Driving the growth in participation of women and girls;
- Overseeing plans to grow the female fan-base and fans of women’s cricket;
- Promoting opportunities for women involved in the administration and leadership of the sport around the world;
- Creating cricket competitions, pathways and events which foster competitive women’s cricket that has clear context and meaning; and
- The playing of international cricket, including playing conditions, regulations, guidelines, rankings, Future Tours Programme and technology.
The new composition of the Women’s Committee will be as follows, with posts to be filled in due course.
The ICC Board were updated on WADA’s concerns in relation to the domestic anti-doping programme in India.
The Board unanimously acknowledged its desire to remain WADA compliant and committed to working in partnership with the BCCI, WADA and the India NADA to resolve the outstanding issues as a matter of urgency.