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Pakistan Set to Clash with India in Women’s T20 World Cup on October 6


The International Cricket Council recently announced the schedule for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup, set to take place in Bangladesh later this year. The tournament, scheduled from October 3 to 20, will feature matches in both Dhaka and Sylhet, with warm-up games commencing on September 27.

ICC CEO Geoff Allardice expressed excitement about the growth of women’s cricket, hailing the upcoming tournament as a significant event in the sport’s history. The opening match will see England square off against South Africa, marking the beginning of what promises to be a thrilling competition.

Hosts Bangladesh and the top six teams from the previous edition earned automatic qualification, while Pakistan secured their spot as the next highest-ranked team. Additionally, four teams, including Ireland, the UAE, Sri Lanka, and Scotland, will vie for the remaining two slots through qualifying matches, with the semi-finals set to take place in the UAE.

The tournament will feature a Group A consisting of Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and a qualifier, with defending champions Australia kicking off their campaign against Qualifier 1 in Sylhet on October 4. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals, scheduled for October 17 and 18, followed by the final at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on October 20.

Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chaudhary expressed pride in hosting the event and anticipated its positive impact on the cricket landscape. India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur echoed the sentiment, expressing her enthusiasm for competing in the tournament and anticipating a showcase of high-quality cricket that would captivate audiences worldwide.

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