Under19 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2023: The Inaugural Under 19 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2023 was held between January 14, 2023 To January 29, 2023.
A total of 41 matches were played in Under 19 Women’s T-20 Cricket World Cup 2023 across four venues in Benoni and Potchefstroom(South Africa) with 16 teams competing for winning the Inaugural Under 19 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2023 Title.
Context of Under19 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2023
On January 29, 2023, The Indian Women Under19 National Cricket Team defeated England Women Under19 National Cricket Team by 7 wickets to win the Title.
- The Inaugural Under19 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2023 was held in South Africa.
- The World Cup matches took place in Benoni and Potchefstroom across four venues.
Which Teams Participated In Inaugural Under 19 Women’s T20 CWC 2023?
The 16 teams have sent their squads for the Under 19 Women’s T20 CWC 2023 tournament that began from January 14. The Teams Are:
- Eleven Full-Member nations gained automatic entry to the inaugural edition of the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, namely: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
- The remaining five spots were filled by one team from each of the ICC’s five regions, through regional Qualifier tournaments, which had begun from June this year.
What Was The Format Of U19 Women’s T20 WCC Tournament ?
The 16 teams were divided into groups of four as below:
- Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA; Group B: England, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe; Group C: Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, West Indies; Group D: India, Scotland, South Africa, UAE.
- The top three teams from each group progressed to the Super Six round, where teams were pooled in two groups of six.
- Group 1 comprised the three teams each from Groups A and D, while Group 2 comprised three teams each from Groups B and C.
- The top two teams from each group progressed to the semi-finals, which both played on 27 January at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom.
- The final match took place between India And England at the same venue on 29 January.
Significance Of U19 Women’s T20 World Cup
- The inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 was hosted by South Africa from January 14 to 29.
- U19 Women’s T20 World Cup is a tournament that was held to showcase the best young talent in women’s cricket around the world.
- U19 Women’s T20 World Cup has great significance for aspiring Women Cricketers, as The cricketing World Cup is a major milestone.
- As also the men’s U19 World Cup Cricket tournament has shown time and again, such an event prepares future stars and showcases their skills, providing much needed exposure at a young age.