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April 6, 2014

Should the Women's World T20 be decoupled from the men's event?


The women's event deserves to run on it's own steam, and not become a sideshow to the men's tournament.


Women's cricket gets more visibility and publicity from such tournaments being hosted alongside the men's game.


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April 10, 2014, 6:12 GMT


Yes i opine that Women's t20 world cup should not run alongside the men's tournament because due to men's tournament women's event wont get much attention.people wont watch their games when men 's tournament goes on..it was happened in just compled t20 evnet.Noone knew about women's t20 WC.no of spectators for their games were also less when compared to those of men's games.they will not gain much importance and often they do get liitle importance from media....

April 7, 2014, 20:59 GMT


T20 women's cricket is a better form of cricket than the men's game which has now become just a competition of attempted, mindless six-hititing. Baseball is a much better-crafted and cerebral game than T20 at this level.

However the women's game, because there are fewer power hitters and the bowling is slightly off the pace, is a more well-balanced and nuanced game which gives the punter more enjoyment withsome involvement in tactical assessment and comprehension. I see no problem in having the world cup alongside the men's competition (the men will eventually be the side show!) but they should have more full scale coverage of the game in its own right too.

April 7, 2014, 11:24 GMT


The Women's game needs something to differentiate itself from the Men's game. For example, to bring the ropes in? Have two innings? or top 3 batswomen bat twice?

If this doesn't happen it will always remain a sideshow. For me its kind of like a city car at a high performance race car show.

April 6, 2014, 19:16 GMT


women deserve it. Quality may not match(at the moment) the men's cricket but with a professional set up it will improve. Come on ladies...

April 7, 2014, 13:22 GMT


Firstly, the women will be playing a T20 WC every 2 years, the men every 4, so it's only every 2nd Women's T20 WC we are talking about!

I don't see why you would automatically assume the women's game is a side-show to the men's when they are played together. I like watching Women's T20 more at this level because they aren't using brute force to beat the field. There is better technique in the women's batting, there has to be for them to pierce the field. Also, because the bowling is slower you see a wider variety of deliveries. It's more entertaining.

My main complaint is that the administrators insist on bringing the boundaries in for the women's matches. Meaning 2s are extremely rare, and this takes out one of the best aspects of the women's game, i.e. the placement and running between the wickets that the men's game has lacked for the last decade (since Michael Bevan retired).

April 7, 2014, 9:40 GMT


I feel hosting them at the same time gives more exposure to the womens games. I vote NO!! Separating the competition will NOT IMPROVE the visibility that the game is played through by ALL. Cricket is a beautiful game which can be enjoyed in all forms, whether watching or playing the game, although some people would want to believe that only men can participate in the game. I enjoyed following the women and am blown away that mostly the guys tend to find or look for similarities in stroke playing and tactical capabilities between the women and the men.

April 7, 2014, 4:20 GMT


We should have mixed T20 tournaments with 6 men and 5 women players. It would be good.

April 7, 2014, 3:30 GMT


@Kashi0127, I think you have a very good idea there. Having 1 or 2 mandatory women players in each IPL (and all other T20 leagues games throughout the world) would give these women the exposure necessary for the fans. And they must also be given a good professional salary so that they can afford to train and play cricket full time. Most of these women players have to work beside playing cricket professional so naturally their standard would not be as good. However, for now, I believe they should play alongside men's fixtures to give them the best possible exposure.

April 7, 2014, 3:22 GMT


No, There should be different time and schedule for women game. Women games are ignored by most of the fans because of the interest on man's game

April 7, 2014, 1:31 GMT


The Women's event running along side the men's is a good idea... for now. Hopefully they can capitalise on the attention that the men's series creates, build up a following of fans, sponsor's etc, so that eventually they can hold a successful tournament, away from the men's world cup.