BCCI set to bid for 2025 Women’s 50-over World Cup hosting rights | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India will most likely host the 50+ Women’s World Cup in 2025 as BCCI is set to bid for the mega event.
If India wins the tender, the ICC the flagship event will return to the country after more than a decade.
The last time a 50+ Women’s World Cup was held in India was in 2013, when Australia became champions after beating West Indies by 114 points in the final in Mumbai.
The ICC annual conference is being held in Birmingham and it has been learned that applications for the ICC’s four major women’s events for the next cycle will be accepted at the meeting.
India will be favorites to host the 2025 edition of the ODI global event.
“Bids are being accepted for four women’s events. The most important of these are the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and 2026 and the 2025 edition of the ODI World Cup,” a member of the board of directors said. ICC to PTI on condition of anonymity.
The last major women’s world cricket event held in India was World T20 2016, but that was mainly because ICC held both men’s and women’s events simultaneously.
However, the system changed with the growing popularity of the women’s game and ICC separated the events to provide appropriate value to the women’s game with a separate broadcast agreement and exclusive coverage.
The 50+ Women’s World Cup, however, has been a stand-alone event since its inception in 1973, two years before the men’s mega event began in England in 1975.
India has hosted the event three times, in 1978, 1997 and 2013.
Those in the know about things at the ICC felt it was safe to call BCCI if applying for the 2025 ODI event.
“Since BCCI is optimistic about launching the Women’s IPL from next season, I think they would not like to hold another marquee Women’s T20 event right away. Therefore, the decision to bid for the 2025 World Cup seems logical,” the source said.
At the 2025 Women’s World Cup, the hosts and the top five nations of the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) 2022-2025 will be directly admitted to the tournament.
The two remaining teams will be identified through a global qualifier comprising six teams. Of the six teams entering the qualifiers, four will come from the IWC (ranking after the top five teams) and the other two will be selected based on the ICC ODI Women’s Team Ranking.

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