The first major step towards inclusion of all member countries under International Cricket Council (ICC) playing Women’s T20I’s has been launched with MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings.
All International T20I’s played between 105 member countries (12 Full members and 93 Associate members) are eligible for T20I status effective 01st Jul 2018 (with the exception of ACC Women’s Asia Cup).
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said on the momentous occasion “We are committed to growing the game and T20 is the vehicle through which we’ll do this. Global rankings and international status for all T20 games between Members is a huge step forward and will contribute to our efforts to accelerate the growth of the women’s game. The new rankings will provide incentive for teams to play regularly and mark their progress globally. I wish teams all the best.”
The inaugural launch of global team rankings sees a total of 46 countries ranked on the points table. All teams will have to play six T20I matches in the previous three to four years to remain on the rankings table.
The rankings table sees the African nations and South American nations make their debut on the points table after the recently concluded tournaments in Botswana (Botswana 7s) and Colombia (South American Championships).
Scotland Women’s team are the highest ranked Associate member outside the top 10, ranked in 11th place followed by Thailand Women’s team at 12th, both however, ranked above Zimbabwe Women’s team.
MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings (as of 12 October):
To check the total number of matches played so far by all the team’s taken into consideration of rankings, click here.