United States could co-host the Women’s World Twenty20 next November, bringing an ICC global event to America for the first time. Prospects of matches being held at the Lauderhill ground, in Florida, are “well over 50%,” according to Fara Gorsi, the ICC Americas development manager. Johnny Grave, the chief executive of Cricket Windies (CWI), who are the designated hosts of the tournament, is also keen to explore the prospect.
“It’s something that we’re looking to do for sure,” said Gorsi. “In the Americas there’s a lack of women’s cricket – we have the USA team but we need to develop cricket, so having women’s cricket (event) featuring here as co-hosts would be massive kudos for ICC Americas and also for cricket in general for women.”
“I would like to think it was a well over 50% chance of us hosting it here,” Gorsi said. “But this is being ambitious and what I’d like to see.” She added that “four to six matches, possibly more,” of the 23-game event could be staged in Lauderhill.
The ICC has long believed that the women’s game offers the best chance of the US reaching a world event. The US women’s team are currently in Scotland, playing in the regional World T20 qualifiers.