This will be the first time since 2013 that India will host the 50-over Women’s World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has won the hosting rights for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025. The ICC confirmed the venue on Tuesday following the ICC Board Meeting in Birmingham. This will be the fifth time that the ICC Women’s World Cup will be held in India and the first in the 50-over format since 2013. The last time a Women’s World Cup was held in India was in 2016 when it hosted the T20 World Cup, held simultaneously with the men’s World Cup.
The 2025 edition of the World Cup will be similar to the 2022 edition, with eight teams taking part and playing a total of 31 matches.
Meanwhile, the ICC also confirmed Bangladesh, England and Sri Lanka as host countries for the T20 World Cup. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be hosted by Bangladesh for the second time, with the 2026 edition going to England for the first time since 2009. Sri Lanka will host the ICC Women’s Champions Trophy 2027 subject to them qualifying for the event. The inaugural edition of the Women’s ICC Champions Trophy will be based on the T20 format. It will be held in February 2026, with six teams competing for the trophy across 16 matches.
The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Clare Connor, Sourav Ganguly, and Ricky Skerritt. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management.
Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI said: “We were keen on hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025 and we are glad we have won the hosting rights for this marquee clash on the women’s calendar. India hosted the 50-over women’s World Cup in 2013 and the sport has undergone tremendous transformation since then. The popularity of women’s cricket is rapidly rising, and this is a step in the right direction. The BCCI will work closely with the ICC and fulfil all the requirements.”
Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI said: “We are delighted to host the 2025 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and let me tell you that BCCI will leave no stone unturned to make it a memorable event for everyone concerned. We are taking several steps to raise the profile of the sport right from the grassroots level and hosting the World Cup will further boost the popularity of the sport in the country. The BCCI remains committed to women’s cricket in India. We have the infrastructure in place, and I am confident we will have a very successful edition of the World Cup.”