Following a successful bilateral series in the previous inaugural edition, the Women’s Continental Cup is back for its second edition. This time, the tournament promises to be even bigger and better, featuring four teams competing in eight games over the course of three action-packed days.
The 3-match bilateral series last year was played between hosts Romania and Malta, and the visitors secured a series win with three straight dominant wins. Romania will once again be the hosts for the 2nd edition, and they will be joined by defending champions Malta, Greece, and the Isle of Man in the forthcoming edition scheduled to be played from the 4th to the 6th of August.
Romania and Greece last clashed in a T20I during the Women’s Balkan Cup in September 2022, with Greece emerging victorious in a one-sided final. The Isle of Man enters the competition on the back of a clean sweep series win over Austria, played on the 30th and 31st of July 2023. On the other hand, Malta hasn’t played a T20I since the inaugural Women’s Continental Cup in August 2022.
Format: Women’s Continental Cup 2023
The tournament will feature a round-robin format, with each team set to play against all the others once. In the Final, the top-seeded team will face off against the winner of the 3rd place playoff game.
Squads: Women’s Continental Cup 2023
Romania Women’s Cricket Team
Cristiana Sanda, Madalina Chereches, Stefania Tudorache, Clara Popa, Grigore Nicola, Iuliana Muntean, Ashaani Durayalage, Rebecca Layla Blake, Chamila Priyadarshani Godagamage, Madalina Marin, Arumadura Dineshi, Chirila Jennifer Ana, Cristina Cirlig, Sorina Moise
Malta Women’s Cricket Team
Angelique Pinas, Mae Macelli, Bibina Baby, Claire Sammut, Jyoti Neupane, Shamla Cholasseri, Sushma Khatri, Jessica Rymer, Anupama Rameshan, Prativa Bhandari, Svitlana Iushchenko, Tracy Calingin
Isle of Man Women’s Cricket Team
Alanya Thorpe, Lucy Barnett, Kim Carney, Ellan Cleator, Caitlin Henery, Jo Hicks, Andrea Littlejohns, Finnola Martin, Emma Miller, Danielle Murphy, Bliss Murtagh, Catherine Perry, Jasmin Pullen, Bekkie Webster
Greece Women’s Cricket Team
Adamantia Makri, Maria Polymeri, Crysoula Kanta, Sofia Nefeling Georgota, Sofia Varzakakou, Angeliki Argiropoulou, Theodora Parisi, Angeliki Savvani, Dafni Sofia Vlachopoulou, Eleni Grammenou, Maria Syrioti, Maria Vervitsioti
Schedule: Women’s Continental Cup 2023
|Greece vs Isle of Man||11:30 AM|
|Greece vs Malta||3:15 PM|
|Romania vs Isle of Man||6:45 PM|
|Romania vs Greece||11:30 AM|
|Isle of Man vs Malta||3:15 PM|
|Romania vs Malta||6:45 PM|
|TBC vs TBC (3rd place playoff)||11:30 AM|
|TBC vs TBC (Final)||3:15 PM|
*All games will be played at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground, Ilfov County
Broadcast: Women’s Continental Cup 2023
All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on FanCode and European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.