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Gqeberha, Paarl and Cape Town have been announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) as the host venues for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. Photo: Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

CSA announces 3 cities to host 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup

Gqeberha, Paarl and Cape Town have been announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) as the host venues for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup.

Newlands Proteas CSA

Gqeberha, Paarl and Cape Town have been announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) as the host venues for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. Photo: Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

Gqeberha, Paarl and Cape Town have been announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) as the host venues for the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup.

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The global tournament is scheduled to take place in South Africa from 10-26 February next year.

Eight of the 10 teams have been confirmed for the competition, with the two remaining qualifiers to be determined at the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier taking place in the United Arab Emirates in September 2022.

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Those confirmed teams are: South Africa, Australia, India, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the West Indies.

Newlands in Cape Town last hosted the semi-final of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup in 2007, while St George’s Park in Gqeberha and Boland Park in Paarl will host their first major ICC event matches since the 2003 men’s World Cup.

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“We’re thrilled to announce the three cities to host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup,” tournament director, Russell Adams said.

“The Eastern and Western Cape are prime cricket and tourist locations with great facilities and infrastructure.

“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.”

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Meanwhile, South Africa will also host the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January 2023 with Benoni and Potchefstroom announced as the host venues.

ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said: “We are delighted to announce the host cities for both women’s events taking place in South Africa in early 2023.

“It is a very exciting time for women’s cricket with the first U19 T20 World Cup showcasing the future stars of our sport and the next edition of the ultimate prize in the T20 format.

“I have no doubt the host venues identified across both events will provide the best platform to deliver two unforgettable World Cups and another significant milestone for women’s sport.”

Sixteen teams will compete in that tournament, 13 of which have been confirmed to date.

They are Australia, India, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies, United States of America, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

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