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CSA announce host cities for ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023

image-l75x61dgCape Town Stadium (PC: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) recently announced multiple host cities for the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup and the first-ever edition of ICC Under-19 Women's World Cup that will occur in South Africa in 2023. The WT20 World Cup will be held across three cities —Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), Paarl, and Cape Town — in February 2023, while the U19 Women's World Cup will take place in Benoni and Potchefstroom beginning in January 2023.

This will be the first time since the 2007 Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals that Newlands Stadium will host an ICC match, while George's Park and Boland Park staged group matches in the 2003 50-overs World Cup.

More about ICC Women's T20 WC and U19 WC

Eight nations have qualified for the main draw of the Women's World Cup, while two teams will be selected from the upcoming T20 WC Qualifiers in UAE starting in September.

The 16-team U19 event only has one place up for grabs, which will conclude after the Africa Qualifier in September. 

Speaking about the WT20 event, tournament director Russell Adams said, 

"We’re thrilled to announce the three cities to host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. We have no doubt that these venues will step up to make this a memorable and uniquely African celebration of cricket for the local and international fans attending the event.”

Sivuyile Mqingwana, who is the tournament head for U19 WC, welcomed ICC's decision to organise the historic event in the African nation.

“This is a special time for women’s cricket in South Africa, we are excited to be host of the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup and look forward to the spotlight focusing on the world’s best cricketers. We hope all the players taking part will enjoy their time on the big stage and more young girls will pick up the bat and ball to play the game.”

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