India to clash with England in Women World Cup 2017 opening match

 . Last updated on March 8, 2017, 4:30 PM
India to clash with England in Women World Cup 2017 opening match
India emerged as the champions in the recently concluded Women World Cup Qualifier tournament in Sri Lanka.


England will host the Women World Cup 2017, which is set to begin on June 24. Following the tentative schedule, England is set to open the tournament playing against India in Derby. The first match of the tournament is between India and England as the former came out as the Qualifier Champions in Sri Lanka. New Zealand and Sri Lanka will also play in the opening day of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Australia will follow two days later with the match against West Indies. Australia is the defending champion and West Indies is the T20 Champion of the last season. Other qualifying teams for the Women tournament are Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. They were qualified, along with India in the recently concluded Qualifier tournament in Sri Lanka.

The World Cup season will continue for a month. The league matches will be played following the round-robin order, followed by the semi-finals. The semi-final matches will be played in Bristol and Derby respectively. The final tournament is scheduled at Lord’s on July 23. The last instance when Lord’s hosted Women World Cup final was in 1993. In the match, New Zealand faced a defeat in hands of the host. The matches are scheduled such that two weekends will have the heaviest action. On July 2, which is a Sunday, four matches are scheduled, where all the eight teams will play. The next overall clash is on July 15.

The tickets of the Women World Cup Tournament are made available from March 8, Wednesday. This is a sheer opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day. The group match tickets are made available at 12 pm. ICC chief executive, David Richardson said that ICC is anticipating an exciting tournament. He is hopeful that players are looking forward to play their parts with unprecedented level of support. He informed that already 9000 tickets for the final match is being sold. Richardson accoladed the British support as “loving people” who always support big events.

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