At Friday’s board meeting, the CA board agreed that the New South Wales’ bid was the winning submission.
CA Chairman Creagh O’Connor said: “I’m delighted to announce that New South Wales will host this prestigious global event in 2009.
“The profile of women’s cricket is growing quickly and the Australian women’s team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, is looking forward to defending the ICC Women’s World Cup trophy on home soil and in New South Wales in 2009.
“This is an exciting time for the sport and we thank the ongoing support received from Cricket New South Wales and the government from that state, who clearly understand the benefits to the whole community of staging this festival of cricket,” he said.
Cricket New South Wales Chief Executive David Gilbert said: “This is great news for cricket in NSW. Cricket NSW has a comprehensive range of international and first class facilities, is proven in the smooth running of major events and is a long term advocate of the women’s game.
“On the field, the NSW Breakers have won nine out of the last eleven Women’s National Cricket League titles and also achieved high representation in national teams.”
CA will work with the International Cricket Council over the coming months to identify the detail around the staging of the tournament and to explore the opportunities for states other than NSW to host pre-tournament warm-up matches.
CA is pleased that there is already support from the Tasmanian State Government, who hope to be part of any pre-tournament warm-up matches, which will be considered as part of this ongoing process.
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