Do you follow cricket? If yes, what about women's cricket? I am sure there are few who watch the women's cricket when compared to the men's cricket. Anyway, just to remind you, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to organize its Women's cricket World Cup in India from 31st' of January 2013 to 17th' February 2013. This mega tournament will feature 8 national teams – India, West Indies, England (The defending champions and winner of 2009 Women's world Cup) and Sri Lanka [Group –A]; Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Pakistan [Group-B].
The teams are divided in two groups and are to play each other once in league stages. Again, the top 3 teams from each group will qualify for the next pool 'super six' stage. The two teams terminated in the league stages will play each to capture the 7th and the 8th place. In the Super 6, the top two teams will qualify for the final match and the remaining countries will combat for the 3rd to 6th places. The winner of the final will get 1st position and the runner up will be at 2nd rank.
Schedules and Venues of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2013
Here are the timings, stadium names and fixtures of Women's Cricket World Cup 2013. Please do remember that this information is provided by ICC and it is available at all well known cricket websites for everyone's use. In case of unexpected incidents or problems, this schedule may be changed, modified or cancelled by the organizers without anyone's notice.
Details of the league stage:-
- 31-01-2013: Australian Women Vs. Pakistan Women at Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai. It will played at 09:00 Hrs IST.
- 31-01-2013: Indian Women Vs. West Indian Women at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It will be played at 14:30 Hrs IST.
- 01-02-2013: New Zealand women Vs. South African Women at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. The match will be played at 02:30 PM IST.
- 02-02-2013: England Women Vs Sri Lankan Women at Wankhede, Mumbai. The time of play is 09:00 AM IST.
- 03-02-2013: NZ Women Vs. Pakistan Women at Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai. Time of play is 09:00 AM IST.
- 03-02-2013: Australian Women Vs. SA Women at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. It is to be played at 09:00 AM IST.
- 04-02-2013: Indian Women Vs. England Women at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. The time of start of play is 09:00 AM IST.
- 04-02-2013: Sri Lanka Women Vs. West Indies Women at Bandra (MIG), Mumbai. Play will start at 09:00 AM IST.
- 05-02-2013: Australia Women Vs. New Zealand Women at Bandra (MIG ground), Mumbai. It will start at 09:00 Am IST.
- 05-02-2013: Pakistan Women Vs. South Africa Women at Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai. The time of play is 09:00 AM IST.
- 06-02-2013: India Women Vs. Sri Lanka Women at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The time of Play is 09:00 Hrs IST.
- 06-02-2013: England Women Vs. West Indies Women at Brabourne stadium, Mumbai. It will start at 02:30 PM IST.
- 09-02-2013: The play-off match for 7th and 8th place between A4 and B4 at Bandra (MIG). It will be played at 09:00 AM IST.
Details of Super Six stage:-
- 09-02-2013: A3 Vs. B3, Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai at 09:00 AM IST.
- 09-02-2013: A1 Vs. B1, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai at 02:30 PM IST.
- 09-02-2013: A2 Vs. B2, Wankhede stadium, Mumbai at 02:30 PM IST.
- 11-02-2013: A3 Vs. B2, Bandra (MIG grounds), Mumbai at 09:00 Hrs. IST.
- 11-02-2013: A2 Vs B3, Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai at 09:00 AM IST.
- 11-02-2013: A2 Vs. B1, Brabourne stadium, Mumbai at 14:30 Hrs IST.
- 13-02-2013: A2 Vs. B3, Brabourne stadium, Mumbai at 09:00 AM IST.
- 13-02-2013: A1 Vs.B2, Bandra (Kurla), Mumbai at 09:00 AM IST.
- 13-02-2013: A3 Vs. B1, Wankhede stadium, Mumbai at 09:00 Hrs IST.
- 15-02-2013: The play-off match for 3rd and 4th place at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai at 09:00 AM IST.
- 15-02-2013: The play-off match for 5th and 6th place will be played at Bandra Kurla complex stadium, Mumbai at 09:00 Am IST.
The final match will be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai and it will start at 02:30 PM IST.
Indian Women squad for the World Cup 2013
Here is the list of 15 members-cum-Indian women cricket players who are to play in the forthcoming World Cup starting from Jan 31, 2013. Please note that this information is provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and it is available in all major cricket websites like espncricinfo.com for the general use.
- Mithali Raj (captain)
- Jhulan Goswami
- Karu Jain (Wicket Keeper)
- Ekta Bisht
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- Reema Malhotra
- Mona Meshram
- Sulakshana Naik
- Thirush Kamini
- Poonam Raut
- Nagarajan Niranjana
- Amita Sharma
- Rasanara parwin
- Subhalaxmi Sharma
- Gouher Sultana
My assessment on India's chances of Winning the Women's World Cup 2013
Well, I follow every cricket very closely and attentively – be it Ranji or Irani trophy or gully cricket or street cricket or even International cricket. Again, I also give equal importance to women's cricket. There are many who only love men's cricket but leave others. But in my case, it is totally different.
I am really a bit displeased that the Indian women team will be without the experienced Anjum Chopra. When any cricket is played in India, people have huge expectations for the country and this time it is no less. What I feel that India has a good chance to clinch the World title as we are playing home conditions. And with the ICC number one ranked talent of Mithali Raj and her Co., I strongly urge that if the team works a bit a harder, we will be on top. I remember in 2010, this team went on to reach the semi final of the World T20 in the Caribbean soil while our senior men's team flattered in the super eight stages. As a big fan of cricket of all types and a citizen of India, I have big dreams for my country and I am definitely going to cheer for it when the tournament starts.
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