The ICC Women’s World Cup gets going on January 31 and Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies will all be battling hard to claim the trophy. After a thrilling conclusion to the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka last year, watched by record-breaking audiences, the tournament promises some great cricket and a hotly contested final on February 17.
The next issue of All Out Cricket, on sale in the UK on the first day of the tournament, will provide the kind of in-depth coverage that readers have come to expect from a magazine that has celebrated women’s cricket since our birth 10 years ago. We’ll also be releasing a FREE digital Women’s World Cup Special with even more deep background on the history of this groundbreaking tournament, including the phenomenal contributions of Rachael Heyhoe Flint and Jack Hayward.
It’s a massive year for the women’s game, taking in the both the World Cup and an Ashes clash, and we’ve spoken to some of the biggest names in the sport to produce our second special digital magazine focusing on women’s cricket. We’ve got interviews with England captain Charlotte Edwards and four members of the Southern Stars team that lifted the World Twenty20 trophy last year. Isa Guha tells us what England need to do to win the World Cup and star keeper-batsman Sarah Taylor answers 21 questions, not all of which are silly.
There’ll be plenty of coverage elsewhere too. For the first time, the BBC is sending out a full Test Match Special team to cover the tournament and will be broadcasting radio commentary on all the England games. Sky Sports TV will be covering many of the matches too, starting with India v West Indies on January 31. In the meantime, check out this interview with Charlotte Edwards and stay tuned to the Sky Sports website for updates on their broadcast coverage. You can also check out the complete fixture list and follow the tournament’s progress at the ICC’s website.
The AOC Women’s World Cup Special will be available in the iTunes App Store and here on alloutcricket.com just before the tournament begins, but if you’d like to catch-up on our previous Women’s Cricket Special, you can still download it FREE from the App Store here or a PDF version here.