BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reported in an ICC statement, “We were keen on hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025, and we are delighted we have earned the hosting rights for this premier match on the women’s calendar.” However, from its debut in 1973—two years before the men’s mega event began in England in 1975—the 50 over Women’s World Cup has existed as a stand-alone competition.
The Women’s 50-over World Cup will be held in India in 2025 after the BCCI submitted a winning bid during the ICC Annual Conference, which ended on Tuesday in Birmingham.
After more than ten years, the country will host the ICC flagship event again.
In 2013, Australia won the women’s 50-over World Cup in India after defeating the West Indies in the championship match in Mumbai by 114 runs.
The 2024 T20 World Cup will be held in Bangladesh, while England will host the 2026 edition, among three other ICC women’s tournaments that were also granted on that day.
Sri Lanka will host the first T20 Champions Trophy in 2027.
The 2016 World T20 was the last major international women’s cricket tournament to be hosted in India. However, that was mainly because the ICC used to host both men’s and women’s events concurrently.
However, the growth of women’s sports has transformed the system, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has separated the events to ensure that women’s sports receive the necessary value, including a separate broadcast agreement and exclusive coverage.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reported in an ICC statement, “We were keen on hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025, and we are delighted we have earned the hosting rights for this premier match on the women’s calendar.”
“Since then, the sport has seen significant development. This is a positive step because women’s cricket is becoming increasingly popular. The BCCI will cooperate closely with the ICC and adhere to all specifications.
“We are taking numerous initiatives to increase the awareness of the sport right from the grassroots level,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said, “and hosting the World Cup would further improve the popularity of the sport in the country.”
The BCCI is still dedicated to supporting women’s cricket in India. We have the necessary infrastructure in place, and I am convinced that this World Cup will be a huge success.
However, from its establishment in 1973, two years before the Men’s World Cup, the 50 over Women’s World Cup has existed independently.
Prior to the men’s major event’s 1975 commencement in England, India held the tournament three times: in 1978, 1997, and 2013.
ICC insiders believed that the BCCI made a wise decision if they intended to bid for the 2025 ODI event.
“Since BCCI is certain that the Women’s IPL would begin to play in the upcoming season, I don’t believe they would choose to stage another major T20 women’s event immediately soon. Consequently, making a bid for the 2025 World Cup appears sensible, “added the source.
The hosts and the top five teams from the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) 2022–2025 will receive direct entrance to the 2025 Women’s World Cup.
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