ICC Women's Championship

ICC Women's Championship
AdministratorInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
FormatWODI
First tournament2014–16
Number of teams8
Current champion Australia (1st title)

The ICC Women's Championship is an international cricket tournament used to determine qualification for the Women's Cricket World Cup.[1] The first edition was the 2014–16 ICC Women's Championship, which started in April 2014 and was concluded in November 2016. Australia were the winners of the inaugural tournament.[2] The second edition of the tournament started in October 2017, with the top four teams automatically qualifying for the 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup.[3]

Currently, the tournament is contested between the top eight teams of the ICC Women's Rankings. In September 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that they are exploring the option to expand it to all ten teams, therefore including Bangladesh and Ireland in future editions of the competition.[4][5]

Tournament history

Year Winner Qualified directly to World Cup Advanced to World Cup Qualifier
2014–16  Australia  England,  New Zealand,  West Indies  India,  South Africa,  Pakistan,  Sri Lanka
2017–20 TBD TBD TBD
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