The International Cricket Council has now decided to postpone the November 2022 scheduled Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa for three more months. The tournament will now take place in February 2023. The decision has been made due to a large number of major events in 2022 and to manage the players' workload.
ICC said in a release, “The Board confirmed that the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup would move from its current slot at the end of 2022 to 9-26 February 2023. If not postponed, the year would have “three major events in 2022 with the Commonwealth Games in July 2022 and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup due to be held in November 2022.”
In August, ICC had already postponed the 50 over Women's World Cup from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from the World Cup, the women's game will also see the top teams playing the sport at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Apex cricket board stated, "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 support player preparation better and to continue to build the momentum around the women’s game beyond 2022".