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The Women's World T20 will be contested by 10 teams which have been 'seeded' and divided into two groups:
|Group A||Group B|
|Australia Women||England Women|
|New Zealand Women||West Indies Women|
|South Africa Women||India Women|
|Pakistan Women||Sri Lanka Women|
|Ireland Women||Bangladesh Women|
The first round of the competition will be the Group stage.
Each team will play every other team in its group. Points will be allocated for each match in accordance with the system described in clause 21.10 of these playing conditions, which will apply throughout the competition.
Following the Group stage the top 2 teams in each group will progress to the semi-finals where the team placed first in Group A will play the team placed second in Group B and the team placed first in Group B will play the team placed second in Group A.
The winners of the semi-finals will contest the Final. The finalists will be ranked 1st and 2nd. The losing semi-finalists will be ranked joint 3rd.
The team placed third in Group A will play the team placed fourth in Group B and the team placed third in Group B will play the team placed fourth in Group A. The winners of these matches will be ranked joint 5th. The teams which lose these ranking matches will then play each other in a final ranking match for 7th and 8th position.
The team placed fifth in Group A will play the team placed fifth In Group B to decide rankings 9 and 10.
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