ICC details expanded coverage plans for women’s cricket showpiece

The International Cricket Council has revealed plans for expanded live broadcast coverage of its Women’s World Twenty20 national team tournament, which will take place in India from March 15 to April 3.

The global governing body’s ICC TV arm will produce live coverage of 13 matches during the competition.

In the previous four editions of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, live coverage was only available for the semi-finals and final.

ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “The ICC is committed to promoting all formats of the game, both men’s and women’s… The live broadcast coverage of 13 matches from the Women’s World Twenty20 India 2016 is part of this strategy and will provide further impetus to the growth of the women’s game.”