England will host the 2026 Women’s T20 World Cup; the International Cricket Council announced four women’s tournaments between 2024 and 2027.
Bangladesh will host its first women’s tournament when it features in the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup. The 50-over World Cup will be held in India in 2025, with Australia looking to defend their title.
A T20 Champions Trophy will be hosted in Sri Lanka in February 2027, subject to qualifying. It will be the inaugural edition of the Women’s ICC Champions Trophy, with six teams competing in 16 matches.
The 2026 Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in England in June, with 12 teams playing 33 games, increasing from 10 sets to participate in Bangladesh in 2024 and South Africa in February 2023.
It was also announced that Lord’s would host the 2023 and 2025 World Test Championship finals, while a future tour schedule for 2023–2027 was approved and would be published in the next few days.
Clare Connor, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) interim chief executive officer, said: “We’re delighted that we’ve been selected to host the 2026 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
“We saw in 2017 how hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup captured people’s imagination, and I’ll never forget watching Heather Knight lift the trophy on that magical day at a sold-out Lord’s.
“Women’s cricket has developed rapidly since then, from the numbers of girls picking up bats through All Stars and Dynamos, joining clubs, and progressing on a pathway to the highest levels of performance.
“We’re seeing the positive impact that the Uefa Women’s Euros are having for football, and hosting this global cricket event will give us another incredible opportunity to inspire even more girls to pick up a bat and ball.”
Martin Darlow, ECB interim chair, said: “The women’s game is growing at a remarkable pace, and hosting the 2026 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will further boost our strategy to make cricket a gender-balanced sport. This is a fascinating opportunity.”
In November last year, it was announced that the ECB would host the 2030 Men’s T20 World Cup alongside Ireland and Scotland.