Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021: ICC Revealed Full Schedule
The 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be the twelfth edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup and is scheduled to be held in New Zealand between 6 February and 7 March 2021. New Zealand has qualified automatically as hosts. ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 announced by the cricketing body International Cricket Council (ICC) in New Zealand. ICC allocated a reserve day each for the two semi-finals and final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
New Zealand, Australia, England, and South Africa have already qualified for the World Cup. The remaining four spots will be filled up by qualifying tournaments (2017–20 ICC Women’s Championship and 2020 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier).
The mega-events launch attended by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy, Minister for Sports Grant Robertson, Minister of Economic Development Phil Twyford, Australian High Commissioner Her Excellency Patricia Forsythe, and ICC CEO Manu Sawhney. Prize money for the tournament will total NZD $5.5million, and all matches will be broadcast live on television.
The eight-team round-robin format will see all teams play each other, with the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals.
Eden Park to host a bumper opening weekend featuring the New Zealand Women on Waitangi Day, followed by defending champions England v Australia facing the next day. New Zealand to take on South Africa in one of six pool matches and a semi-final to be held in Hamilton.
Tauranga to play host to a semi-final and five pool matches. That includes three back-to-back Sunday afternoons starring a showdown with reigning champions England. The iconic Basin Reserve to stage the highly anticipated Trans-Tasman showdown on Saturday, 13 February. Dunedin to host top cricket featuring South Africa and England. Christchurch to host the final on 7 March under lights at Hagley Park on the back of five pool matches.
Tournament fixtures by venue:
Eden Park, Auckland
- Saturday, 6 Feb – New Zealand v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 7 Feb – Australia v England
University Oval, Dunedin
- Sunday, 7 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
- Tuesday, 9 Feb – NZ v QUALIFIER
- Saturday, 13 Feb – QUALIFIER v England
- Sunday, 14 Feb – QUALIFIER v South Africa
Seddon Park, Hamilton
- Monday, 8 Feb – QUALIFIER v South Africa
- Wednesday, 10 Feb – England v QUALIFIER
- Thursday, 11 Feb – QUALIFIER v South Africa
- Saturday, 20 Feb – New Zealand v South Africa
- Wednesday, 24 Feb – QUALIFIER v Australia
- Friday, 26 Feb – South Africa v Australia
- Thursday, 4 March – Semi-final 2 (2v3)
Bay Oval, Tauranga
- Wednesday, 10 Feb – Australia v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 14 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
- Wednesday, 17 Feb – New Zealand v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 21 Feb – England v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 28 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
- Wednesday, 3 March – Semi-Final 1 (1v4)
Basin Reserve, Wellington
- Saturday, 13 Feb – New Zealand v Australia
- Tuesday, 16 Feb – Australia v QUALIFIER
- Wednesday, 17 Feb – South Africa v England
- Tuesday, 23 Feb – South Africa v QUALIFIER
- Thursday, 25 Feb – New Zealand v QUALIFIER
- Saturday, 27 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- Thursday, 18 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
- Saturday, 20 Feb – QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 21 Feb – QUALIFIER v Australia
- Wednesday, 24 Feb – England v QUALIFIER
- Sunday, 28 Feb – New Zealand v England
- Sunday, 7 March – Final