On Wednesday (December 15), the ICC announced the schedule for the Women’s ODI World Cup 2022, beginning in New Zealand on March 4. India are set to open its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6.
The tournament’s first match will be played between the hosts New Zealand and West Indies. Australia will take on England on March 5. A total of 31 matches will be played at Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Wellington.
Australia, England, South Africa, and India qualified for the global event based on their position in ICC Women’s Championship 2017-20, while New Zealand automatically qualified as the hosts.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and West Indies were the last three teams to book their place for the ICC tournament.
All the eight teams will face each other once, and the top four teams will qualify for the semi-final.
The first semi-final will be played at The Basin Reserve in Wellington on 30 March, while The Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host the second on March 31. The final is scheduled to be played on April 3.
Here is the entire schedule of the tournament
March 4: New Zealand v West Indies, Mount Maunganui
March 5: Bangladesh v South Africa, Dunedin
March 5: Australia v England, Hamilton
March 6: Pakistan v India, Mount Maunganui
March 7: New Zealand v Bangladesh, Dunedin
March 8: Australia v Pakistan, Mount Maunganui
March 9: West Indies v England, Dunedin
March 10: New Zealand v India, Hamilton
March 11: Pakistan v South Africa, Mount Maunganui
March 12: West Indies v India, Hamilton
March 13: New Zealand v Australia, Wellington
March 14: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Hamilton
March 14: South Africa v England, Mount Maunganui
March 15: Australia v West Indies, Wellington (Basin Reserve)
March 16: England v India, Mount Maunganui
March 17: New Zealand v South Africa, Hamilton
March 18: Bangladesh v West Indies, Mount Maunganui
March 19: India v Australia, Auckland
March 20: New Zealand v England, Auckland
March 21: West Indies v Pakistan, Hamilton
March 22: South Africa v Australia, Wellington
March 22: India v Bangladesh, Hamilton
March 24: South Africa v West Indies, Wellington (Basin Reserve)
March 24: England v Pakistan, Christchurch
March 25: Bangladesh v Australia, Wellington (Basin Reserve)
March 26: New Zealand v Pakistan, Christchurch
March 27: England v Bangladesh, Wellington (Basin Reserve)
March 27: India v South Africa, Christchurch
March 30: First semi-final, Wellington (Basin Reserve)
March 31: Second semi-final, Christchurch
April 3: Final, Christchurch