India will open their ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 campaign against hosts England on June 24 in Derby. On the same day, powerhouse New Zealand face qualifier Sri Lanka in Bristol. Twenty-eight matches will be held over 21 days, including four weekends. (India vs Australia)
A round-robin between the world’s eight best teams will conclude with the semi-finals at Bristol and Derby before the final at Lord’s on July 23.
India will feature in four games in Derby, including the much anticipated clash with its arch-rival Pakistan on Sunday, July 2. India will also take on the West Indies in Taunton, Australia in Bristol and South Africa in Leicester.
Leicester will be the home venue for Pakistan with five of their seven matches being staged at Grace Road including matches against England on June 27 and Australia on July 5, according to the ICC schedule that was released today to coincide with International Women’s Day.
The two semi -finals will be in Derby and Bristol on July 18 and 20.
As tickets went on sale, David Richardson, the ICC Chief Executive, said: “I can’t think of a better moment than International Women’s Day to unveil the schedule of one of the leading global events in women’s sport.
“We are anticipating an exciting tournament and I know the players are looking forward to competing here in front of unprecedented levels of support.
“We’ve already sold 9000 tickets for the final at Lord’s which bodes well for the rest of the event going on sale today. I know we can always count on the British sport loving public to support big events.
“After the extremely successful qualifying tournament in Sri Lanka last month, we can already see that there will be some fiercely contested fixtures as the standard and competitiveness of women’s cricket continues to rise.”