The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced that Derby will host the opening game of this summer’s Women’s World Cup live to a global TV audience.

Derby will host eight matches in total, including a semi-final, with the first fixture taking place on the opening day of the tournament on Saturday 24 June.

The dates for all games at Derby have been confirmed with four weekend games, and at least one fixture will feature hosts England.

The complete match schedule will be confirmed on Wednesday 8 March with tickets going on sale via the ICC website. Tickets for the semi-final on Thursday 20 July are on sale now.
ICC Women’s World Cup fixtures at Derby

  • Saturday 24 June
  • Wednesday 28 June
  • Sunday 2 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Sunday 9 July
  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Saturday 15 July
  • Thursday 20 July (semi-final)

Councillor Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration said:

It is great that Derby has been chosen to host the opening game of the Women’s Cricket World Cup. I am thrilled that this event will be televised across the world, providing us with an opportunity to showcase what a great place Derby is. It will also provide an incentive for boys and girls in Derby to take up cricket and encourage participation at all levels which is fantastic.

Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey said:

We’re delighted to be hosting the opening fixture of this summer’s Women’s World Cup in front of the world’s TV cameras. In total, the Club will host eight games with a number of them televised, which will give us the opportunity to showcase the city and wider county to a global audience. A huge amount of work went into our bid which focused on why Derby is ideally placed to take its spot on the global sporting stage. We’re very grateful for the support we have received from local cricket clubs and to the businesses who backed our bid.

The unique support we received has helped us demonstrate that the city of Derby is a great place to live, work and will be a great destination for visitors from across the world.We have already had a big interest from cricket fans for tickets. We will also have a World Cup Opening Saturday Lunch and it promises to be a really exciting occasion. It’s also an opportunity for us to create a lasting legacy and we hope the opportunity to watch the best players in the world in Derby will inspire more girls and boys to play cricket.

For tickets, please visit the ICC website.

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Published: Wednesday 8th February