All you need to know about ICC Women’s Championship

The ICC Women’s Championship is a tournament that helps to determine the participants for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

When did ICC Women’s Championship begin?

The ICC Women’s Championship began in April 2014 with eight teams participating. Australia, England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka were the eight teams that featured in the first cycle of ICC Women’s Championship. The cycle ended in November 2016.

 

All you need to know about ICC Women’s Championship
All you need to know about ICC Women’s Championship. PC: icc-cricket.com

 

The second edition of ICC Women’s Championship was from 2017-20 and included the same 8 teams with Australia emerging as the Winner of the Championship.

How many cycles of ICC Women’s Championship have happened so far?

Two cycles of ICC Women’s Championship have taken place so far. The first cycle was played in 2014-16 and the second cycle was played in 2017-20. The third cycle will be played from 2022-25. Sri Lanka Women’s tour of Pakistan will kick start the third edition of ICC Women’s Championship from 1st June 2022 onwards when they play a 3 Match ODI series.

 

Rank Team (2014-16) Team (2017-20)
1 Australia Australia
2 England England
3 New Zealand South Africa
4 West Indies India
5 India Pakistan
6 South Africa New Zealand
7 Pakistan West Indies
8 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Did not play Bangladesh Bangladesh
Ireland Ireland

How many teams have participated in ICC Women’s Championship?

Australia, England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka were the eight teams that featured in the first and second cycle of ICC Women’s Championship.

In the 3rd edition of the Championship, we will see 10 teams participating with Bangladesh and Ireland joining the above 8.

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Duration / Tenure of ICC Women’s Championship?

The first cycle was played from April 2014 to November 2016 and the second cycle was played from October 2017 to January 2020. The third cycle will start from June 2022.

Team Rankings according to ICC Women’s Championship

Team rankings after the end of the 2017-20 cycle of ICC Women’s Championship:

Rank Team
1 Australia
2 England
3 South Africa
4 India
5 Pakistan
6 New Zealand
7 West Indies
8 Sri Lanka
Did not play Bangladesh
Ireland

 

How many teams will participate in ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 Cycle?

10 teams will play the 2022-25 cycle of ICC Women’s Championship (IWC). Australia, England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland. Bangladesh and Ireland are the two new entrants in the new cycle of ICC Women’s Championship.

When is the next cycle starting?

The next cycle starts from June 1, 2022 when Pakistan and Sri Lanka play a three-match ODI series in Karachi.

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