ICC Increased Number of Teams in Women’s T20 and ODI World Cup
To make women more interested in cricket, the ICC to increase the number of teams participating in the 2026 World Cup on International Women’s Day. ICC plans to increase the number of teams for both the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup and the Women’s ODI World Cup.
The ICC, the highest governing body of cricket, has said that the number of teams for the 2026 Women’s Twenty20 World Cup will be increased from 10 to 12. The number of teams will also increase in the Women’s ODI World Cup, 10 teams will take part in the 2029 edition from 8.
However, in the 2024 T20 World Cup, there will be only 10 teams as before, and even 8 teams will take part in the next two ODI World Cups. The ICC commented on why the number of teams in these tournaments should not be increased – this is the norm (number of teams) at the moment.
Manu Sahni, chief executive of the ICC, the highest governing body of cricket, said in a statement: “We have been trying to spread and market the women’s game for the last four years, the results of which we saw in the final of the latest ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The record number of people watching the match, the video has 1.1 billion views. ”
Sahni added, “It was the best record of all time to watch a women’s cricket event, with 6174 people sitting on the field and enjoying the final. We have decided to expand the women’s events, giving more countries the opportunity to compete in global events. ”
In 2026, the Women’s T20 Champions Cup will be held on the field, where 8 teams will take part.