Worldwide Girls’s Day: ICC girls tournaments to have extra groups from THIS yr | Cricket Information
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments for girls cricketers could have extra groups from 2026 onwards with the governing physique on Monday (March 8), asserting its growth plan for the sport to mark the Worldwide Girls’s Day.
The ICC mentioned the T20 World Cup could have 12 groups as a substitute of 10 from the 2026 version. The ODI World Cup may even be expanded – from eight groups to 10 – from the 2029 version.
The 2024 T20 version will proceed to be a 10-team affair and the subsequent two ODI World Cups could have eight groups which is the norm in the mean time.
“We have now been constructing momentum across the girls’s recreation for the final 4 years investing in world broadcast protection and advertising to drive fan engagement,” mentioned ICC Chief Government Manu Sawhney in an announcement.
“The outcomes communicate for themselves with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 attracting file numbers, 1.1 billion video views…,” he added.
That was probably the most watched girls’s cricket occasion of all time and 86,174 followers attended the ultimate on the MCG, a file attendance. “This choice to develop our girls’s occasions builds on these foundations and permits us to offer extra member nations higher alternatives to compete on a worldwide stage,” Sawhney added.
The Girls’s T20 Champions Cup, to be held from 2027 onwards, could have six groups.