In a massive boost for Women’s Cricket, the Apex Body has decided to bring in a new tournament. The years 2027 and 2031 will see the T20I Champions trophy being played. The first tournament is slated to be played in Sri Lanka in early 2027.
Over the years women’s cricket has gotten a huge boost with the amount of international cricket action. India in particular has seen more games being played with the players getting worldwide recognition.
In the next few weeks, the top women’s players will be in India to take part in the second season of WPL. Mumbai Indians led by Harmanpreet Kaur are the defending champions having won the first tournament last year.
More boost for Women’s cricket –
Apex Cricket body has announced the launch of T20I champions trophy to help Women’s Cricket. Manu Sawhney who is the Chief Executive of the Apex Council stated the move.
Here is what Manu Sawhney said “We have a clear focus and commitment to an ambitious long-term growth plan for the women's game. We have been building momentum around the women's game for the last four years investing in global broadcast coverage and marketing to drive fan engagement”
Giving an example of the 2020 T20I World Cup, Manu Sawhney said “The results speak for themselves with the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 attracting record numbers, 1.1 billion video views, making it the most-watched women's cricket event of all time and having 86,174 fans attending the final at the MCG, a record attendance for a women's cricket event”
Yet another decision behind this move was to get more countries involved in the qualification for the T20I World Cups. “This decision to expand our women's events builds on these foundations and allows us to give more member countries greater opportunities to compete on a global stage” Manu Sawhney explained
Finally ending his statement the Chief Executive of the Apex Body said “This means that more teams will also get the opportunity to compete in the qualification pathways for the respective global events over the coming years. I am sure these initiatives will go a long way in helping us achieve our strategic goal of continuing to build strength and depth in the women's game”