Derby to host Women’s World Cup opener

Sunday 5th February 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announce that Derby will host the opening game of this summer’s Women’s World Cup live to a global TV audience.

Derby will host eight matches in total, including a semi-final, with the first fixture taking place on the opening day of the tournament on Saturday 24 June.

The dates for all games at Derby have been confirmed with four weekend games, and at least one fixture will feature hosts England.

The complete match schedule will be confirmed on Wednesday 8 March with tickets going on sale via Tickets for the semi-final, taking place on Thursday 20 July, are on sale now.

ICC Women’s World Cup fixtures at Derby

  • Saturday 24 June
  • Wednesday 28 June
  • Sunday 2 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Sunday 9 July
  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Saturday 15 July
  • Thursday 20 July (semi-final)

Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the opening fixture of this summer’s Women’s World Cup in front of the world’s TV cameras.

“In total, the Club will host eight games with a number of them televised, which will give us the opportunity to showcase the city and wider county to a global audience.

“A huge amount of work went into our bid which focused on why Derby is ideally placed to take its spot on the global sporting stage. We’re very grateful for the support we have received from local cricket clubs and to the businesses who backed our bid.

“The unique support we received has helped us demonstrate that the city of Derby is a great place to live, work and will be a great destination for visitors from across the world.

“We have already had a big interest from cricket fans for tickets. We will also have a World Cup Opening Saturday Lunch and it promises to be a really exciting occasion.

“It’s also an opportunity for us to create a lasting legacy and we hope the opportunity to watch the best players in the world in Derby will inspire more girls and boys to play cricket.”

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