The ICC Board have confirmed that the next Women’s T20 World Cup originally scheduled to be hosted in South Africa in late 2022, has been postponed to 9-26 February 2023.

The ICC has announced that the move follows the decision in August to postpone the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 to 2022, meaning there would be three major events held in the same year with the Commonwealth Games in July and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup due to be held in November.

As there are currently no major women’s events scheduled to take place in 2023, the Board confirmed the switch for the T20 World Cup to better support player preparation and to continue to build the momentum around the women’s game beyond 2022.

“Moving the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to 2023 makes perfect sense on a number of levels,” said ICC CEO, Manu Sawhney.

“Firstly, it will provide a better workload balance for players giving them the best possible opportunity to perform to the highest levels on a global stage.

“Secondly, we can continue to build the momentum around the women’s game through 2022 and into 2023.

“We are committed to fuelling the growth of the women’s game and this decision enables us to do that over the longer term,” Sawhney concluded.