Top Women’s Cricket Tournaments around the World

With gender equality (finally) becoming a topic of popular discussion in India, many professions that were previously unavailable to women in India are opening up.

And although India was one of the first countries in the world to have a female prime minister back in 1966, there are many industries and sectors where female participation was still frowned upon, including cricket.

Fortunately, that has recently changed since incredible female cricketers from India such as Mitahli Raj, Smriti Mandhanna, Priya Punia, and Veda Krishnamurthy have proved their mettle on the cricket pitch and won accolades in various national and international cricket tournaments. 

 

Indian Women's Cricket Team. PC: BCCI Women / Twitter
Indian Women’s Cricket Team. PC: BCCI Women / Twitter

 

Indeed, women’s cricket is now viewed as mainstream cricket. Most of the women’s cricket tournaments are aired live on television. Some of the popular matches have attracted over a million viewers from across the globe. Moreover, online betting sites have also started to offer bets on women’s cricket.

Here’s a list of some of the top women’s cricket tournaments that you can bet on.

ICC Women’s World Cup

ICC Women’s World Cup is one of the oldest and most prestigious international tournaments for women’s cricket. The championship series has both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty 20 (T20) flavors, both of which are equally popular.

The Indian women’s cricket team has made it to the finals of the World Cup twice in the past. However, they are yet to taste victory in this international tournament. 

 

Alyssa Healy declared Player of the Tournament in World Cup 2022 PC: ICC/Getty Images
Alyssa Healy declared Player of the Tournament in World Cup 2022 PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

The ODI World Cup is held once every four years. In fact, India has also played host to this tournament a few times in the past. The tournament’s early years saw funding difficulties. Due to this, several teams had to decline invitations to compete and causing gaps of up to six years between tournaments. However, since 2005 the Women’s World Cups have been hosted at regular four-year intervals.

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According to MyBetting.in, almost all popular online betting sites offer bettings markets on this tournament, including Betway, 10Cric, Parimatch and 1xBet.

Women’s Indian Premier League

BCCI is following the footsteps of ICC and wishes to promote women’s cricket in India. BCCI has shown intent to launch a women’s edition of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament.

 

Sourav Ganguly has his say on Women's IPL
Sourav Ganguly has his say on Women’s IPL

 

Fans are positive about this considering that top international women cricketers took part in a T20 game at Wankhede Stadium prior to the commencement of IPL in 2018. The matter gained more momentum after the Indian Women’s cricket team made it to the finals of the ICC World Cup.

When the league goes live it is expected that most online betting sites in India will support odds on the matches.

Senior Women’s T20 Challengers Trophy

The BCCI introduced a T20 tournament for women during 2018-2019 to promote gender equality in cricket. The tournament comprised 3 teams – India Blue, India Red and India Green. 

The tournament is played in a round robin style followed by a final match. The inaugural season saw India Blue emerge victorious.

Since the tournament is still not very popular in India, only a few betting sites like 10Cric allow bets on this tournament according to MyBetting, the leading source of information about online betting in India.

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