Inaugural U-19 World Cup to be played in T20 format
Shafali Verma could be one of the star attractions at the U-19 World Cup. © Getty Images
The inaugural edition of the ICC U-19 women's World Cup will be held in the T20 format, the ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said on Tuesday. The tournament is scheduled to be held in January, with the hosts to be decided in a week's time approximately.
Allardice also announced that the hosts for the next cycle of events (2024-27) will also be confirmed by July. "We are seeking expressions of interest for hosting those events and we expect those submissions to come in July and a decision will be taken at our annual conference in late July," Allardice said.
Allardice also said that the ICC was aiming to bridge the gap between the prize money for the various men's and women's cricket tournament conducted by the governing body.