New Delhi, The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken important decisions regarding women’s cricket. The ICC has increased the number of teams in the women’s championship from eight to ten. The third season of the championship is scheduled to start with the Sri Lanka-Pakistan series starting June 1.
The two new teams are Bangladesh and Ireland, ranked ninth and tenth in the ICC rankings. Through this championship, the teams qualify for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 207.
During this season of 206-2, 10 teams will play eight series of three matches. Which includes four domestic and four foreign series. The countries hosting the World Cup and the top five teams will have direct access to the Cricket World Cup.
The rest of the teams will be drawn through qualifiers. The ICC has given ODI cricket status to five associate women’s teams, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Thailand and the United States, based on the revised Cricket World Cup qualifiers. Now the performance of these teams in ODIs will determine their ranking.
“These decisions have been taken by the ICC Board in accordance with the International Cricket Council’s Global Development Strategy.