Windies confirm venues for ICC Women's World T20

Last Updated: 22/01/18 8:14pm

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda will stage the two semi-finals and the final

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda will stage the two semi-finals and the final

Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia have been confirmed as the venues for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

The tournament, which takes places in November this year, will be hosted by defending champions Windies.

The three venues were selected by Cricket West Indies through a bidding process and have now been approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The preliminary round matches will be held at the Guyana National Stadium and Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia, while Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda will stage the two semi-finals and the final.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “We are delighted to have Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia on board as hosts for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 later this year.

Hosts Windies are reigning champions after beating Australia in the final in 2016

Hosts Windies are reigning champions after beating Australia in the final in 2016

“We are keen to build on the momentum from this summer’s Women’s World Cup and I’m sure the players can rely on a warm welcome from the legendary cricket fans in the West Indies and we’re all in for a great experience in the Caribbean.”

The hosts will be joined by Australia, world champions England, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka who have all achieved qualification.

Ireland and Scotland are among the sides hoping to claim one of the remaining two spots through a qualifying tournament in July.

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