The International Cricket Council have announced the schedule and the final groups for the first U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in early 2023. The 16-team competition, 11 full ICC members and five associate teams, will be played across 15 days in January next year and will constitute a total of 41 matches across the group and knockout stages.
Hosts South Africa share Group D alongside India, United Arab Emirates and Scotland.
Indonesia and Rwanda are the two first-time participants in an ICC world event. While Indonesia beat Papua New Guinea to win the East Asia-Pacific group qualifiers back in July while Rwanda became the final team to qualify for the competition after beating Tanzania earlier this week.
Memorable welcome for the Champions of the Qualifiers 🏆
Rwanda punched their ticket to the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup next year in South Africa 🌟
— ICC (@ICC) September 16, 2022
Australia and Bangladesh from Group A will kick off the tournament on Saturday, January 14. The group stage will be followed by Super Six beginning from January 20, the two semifinals on January 27 and the final on January 29.
“For us as an organisation, the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup holds a special place in our hearts,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO, Pholetsi Moseki in a press release after the fixtures were announced.
Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & United States of America.
Group B: England, Pakistan, Zimbabwe & Rwanda.
Group C: Ireland, Indonesia, New Zealand & West Indies.
Group D: India, South Africa, UAE & Scotland.
|Date||Match 1||Match 2||Match 3||Match 4|
|January 14||AUS v BAN (1.30 pm IST)||UAE v SCO (1.30pm IST)||RSA v IND (5.15pm IST)||SL v USA (5.15pm IST)|
|January 15||PAK v RWA (1.30pm IST)||WI v IRE (1.30pm IST)||ENG v ZIM (5.15pm IST)||NZ v INA (5.15pm IST)|
|January 16||IND v UAE (1.30pm IST)||SL v BAN (1.30pm IST)||RSA v SCO (5.15pm IST)||AUS v USA (5.15pm IST)|
|January 17||NZ v IRE (1.30pm IST)||ZIM v RWA (1.30pm IST)||ENG v PAK (5.15pm IST)||WI v INA (5.15pm IST)|
|January 18||AUS v SL (1.30pm IST)||BAN v USA (1.30pm IST)||RSA v UAE (5.15pm IST)||IND v SCO (5.15pm IST)|
|January 19||IRE v INA (1.30pm IST)||ENG v RWA (1.30pm IST)||NZ v WI (5.15pm IST)||ZIM v PAK (5.15pm IST)|
|January 20||A4 v D4 (1.30pm IST)||B4 v C4 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 21||C3 v B1 (1.30pm IST)||B3 v C1 (1.30pm IST)||A1 v D2 (5.15pm IST)||D1 v A2 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 22||D1 v A3 (5.15pm IST)||C2 v B3 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 23||D3 v A2 (5.15pm IST)||B2 v C3 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 24||C1 v B2 (5.15pm IST)||D2 v A3 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 25||B1 v C2 (5.15pm IST)||D3 v A1 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 27||Semifinal 1 (1.30pm IST)||Semifinal 2 (5.15pm IST)|
|January 29||Final (5.15pm IST)|