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ICC awards England hosting right of 2017 Women Cricket World Cup

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Lagos  –  The International Cricket Council has awarded England right to host the 2017 Cricket Women World Cup holding from June 26 to July 23.

An online portal, Theinsidegames on Tuesday said that fixtures were also given to counties of Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Somerset.

It said that the final of the tournament would be played at the London’s famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.

According to the portal, the competition will be staged using a single league format and top four sides that will then qualify for the semi-finals.

It reports that England last hosted the tournament in 1993, when they defeated New Zealand in the final.

The portal said that Steve Elworthy, Director of Events, English Cricket Board, said it was a good development for women cricket.

“This is a very exciting time for the women’s game in this country.

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“Staging the Women’s World Cup here will really help to drive interest and participation in women’s cricket at every level.

“It’s critical we use this event to reach out to young children in particular, so we have moved the tournament start date to early summer.

“This decision will help our host venues to encourage attendance by engaging schools in the build-up to the event”.

It also said that England also hosted the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1973. (NAN)

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