Women's Cricket Kia Super League

The Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL), also known as the Kia Super League (KSL), is a Twenty20 cricket tournament which plays in England and Wales and operated by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Six franchise teams have been featured in the league where the players from across the globe take part. This is a kind of tournament which helps to bridge the gap between domestic cricket and international cricket.

 

Women's Cricket Kia Super League History

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In 2015, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) planned for the Women's Cricket Super League. The ECB received 28 applications for the teams in the first stage of bidding, from where the six successful bids were announced on January 2016.

However, after the ECB's announcement of 100-ball competition which will launch in 2020, including new city-based franchises with both men's and women's teams, Women's Cricket Super League is scheduled to be played its final season in 2019.

Women's Cricket Kia Super League Teams and Format

Six teams have been featured in the tournament, named Lancashire Thunder, Loughborough Lightning, Southern Vipers, Surrey Stars, Western Storms and Yorkshire Diamonds.

All the teams will play ten games each where they face their opponents two times in the whole tournament.

 Women's Cricket Kia Super League Schedule

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Date

Teams

Place

August 06

Lancashire Thunder vs Southern VipersAigburth, Liverpool
Loughborough Lightning vs Western StormHaslegrave Ground, Loughborough
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Surrey StarsHeadingley, Leeds

August 08

Loughborough Lightning vs Southern VipersHaslegrave Ground, Loughborough
Surrey Stars vs Lancashire ThunderWoodbridge Road, Guildford

August 10

Western Storm vs Lancashire ThunderThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

August 11

Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough LightningHeadingley, Leeds
Southern Vipers vs Western StormThe Rose Bowl, Southampton

August 12

Surrey Stars vs Southern VipersKennington Oval, London

August 13

Lancashire Thunder vs Yorkshire DiamondsAigburth, Liverpool
Western Storm vs Loughborough LightningCounty Ground, Bristol

August 15

Surrey Stars vs Loughborough LightningWoodbridge Road, Guildford
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Western StormTBC, TBC
Southern Vipers vs Lancashire ThunderCounty Ground, Hove

August 18

Loughborough Lightning vs Yorkshire DiamondsHaslegrave Ground, Loughborough
Southern Vipers vs Surrey StarsArundel Castle, Arundel
Lancashire Thunder vs Western StormTBC, TBC

August 20

Surrey Stars vs Yorkshire DiamondsWoodbridge Road, Guildford
Western Storm vs Southern VipersCounty Ground, Bristol
Lancashire Thunder vs Loughborough LightningEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester

August 21

Southern Vipers vs Yorkshire DiamondsThe Rose Bowl, Southampton
Western Storm vs Surrey StarsThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

August 23

Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire ThunderNorth Marine Road Ground, Scarborough
Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey StarsHaslegrave Ground, Loughborough

August 25

Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire ThunderTrent Bridge, Nottingham
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Southern VipersTBC, TBC
Surrey Stars vs Western StormWoodbridge Road, Guildford

August 28

Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey StarsTBC, TBC
Western Storm vs Yorkshire DiamondsThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Southern Vipers vs Loughborough LightningThe Rose Bowl, Southampton

September 01

TBC vs TBC, Semi-FinalCounty Ground, Hove
TBC vs TBC, FinalCounty Ground, Hove

Women's Cricket Kia Super League Previous Winners

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YearWinnerRunners-upVenue
2016Southern VipersWestern StormCounty Cricket Ground, Chelmsford
2017Western StormSouthern VipersCounty Cricket Ground, Hove
2018Surrey StarsLoughborough LightningCounty Cricket Ground, Hove