Women’s World Cup: India to launch tournament in Mumbai

Hosts India face West Indies at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on Thursday in the opening game of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

The other six teams play their opening games on Friday – with defending champions England taking on Sri Lanka.

England beat New Zealand by four wickets in the 2009 final in Sydney.

While the 50-over tournament mostly takes place at three Mumbai grounds, some games – including all Pakistan’s – were moved to Cuttack last week.

The late venue switch took place following political protests in Mumbai about Pakistan’s involvement, but India skipper and key batter Mithali Raj was disappointed that it was forced by non-cricketing issues. Read more
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