The Aussie Women’s team claimed a record fourth ICC Women’s World T20 title by trouncing a strong England Women’s side in the final of the ICC Women’s World T20 title at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.
The Sri Lanka Women cruised to a comfortable 25-run victory over Bangladesh Women to secure their first win of the Women’s World T20 Gros Islet on Wednesday night and exit Bangladesh from the tournament.
Great news for cricket fans is the announcement of the widest ever broadcast coverage for the first standalone ICC Women’s World Twenty20.
‘I was a part of all the previous ICC Women’s World T20s right from the first one in 2009, when I was leading the India side. Those were tournaments held alongside the men; yes, people were watching, and there was good publicity for the women’s games, but what I found was that by having it simultaneously with the men, the women would be in the shadows.’
Dane van Niekerk and her team jetted off to the West Indies for their date with destiny – the Women’s World T20 tournament and a chance to write a new chapter in the history of women’s cricket in South Africa.