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Women’s Cricket World Cup receives unprecedented funding and coverage

  • Prize money for the tournament has doubled to $2 million
  • Every ball of every game will be televised in a first for women’s cricket

The International Cricket Council has announced an unprecedented increase in funding and coverage for the Women’s World Cup 2017 – to be held in England and Wales – in what it hopes will be a “watershed” moment for the women’s game.

Prize money for the tournament has increased to $2m, double last year’s figure, and a huge increase on 2013’s figure of just $200,000. Fans around the world will also be able to watch every ball of every game for the first time in the history of the sport.

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