By Azad Ali
England has been drawn against defending World Twenty20 champion West Indies in the group stages of November’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 to be held in Caribbean in November.
England, the reigning 50-over World Cup champions after defeating India at Lord’s last July, will also play South Africa, Sri Lanka and a qualifier in Group A of a tournament they won in 2009.
Three-time champions Australia — beaten by West Indies in the 2016 final in Kolkata — will face India, New Zealand, Pakistan and another qualifier in Group B as the Women’s World Twenty20 is staged for the sixth time.
The games during the Women’s World Twenty20, which runs from Nov. 9-24 in the Caribbean, will also be played in St. Lucia, Guyana and Antigua with the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground hosting the semi-finals and the final.
The Decision Review System (DRS) will be used at an ICC World Twenty20 event for the first time.