DUBAI: The ICC’s executives’ board during the second and final day of its board meeting on Wednesday at Dubai has given the approval for holding an International Women's Championship as part of qualification for the ICC Women's World Cup, ARY News reported.
The championship will be played between the mid-2014 to the end of 2016, with the top six qualifying automatically for the 2017 Women's World Cup in England.
The top teams including England, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India and Pakistan will participate in the event.
According to the statement issued ICC Chief executive David Richardson said “The ICC Women's World Cup last year set a new benchmark in terms of quality and public interest and with this added context the pathway to the 2017 event in England looks really exciting.”
"Holding the championship will promote women’s cricket allowing associate teams to prove their worth,” ICC Chief Executive added.