The ICC Women's World Twenty20 2014 has been increased from eight to 10 teams after a recent ICC Board decision. The first round matches of the women's event will take place in Sylhet from 23 March to 2 April, with the top two sides from each Group progressing to the semi-finals.The 10 sides have been divided into two Groups, which are:
Defending champion Australia will kick-off its campaign on Sunday 23 March when it will take on New Zealand. This game will be followed by the match between South Africa and Pakistan, which, along with Sri Lanka, qualified for the Bangladesh event after having reached the final of the qualifying tournament held in Dublin in August.
Host Bangladesh will make its maiden appearance on the world stage on 26 March when it will play last year's semi-finalist, West Indies. 2009 champion England will start its campaign on 24 March against the West Indies.
The prize money for the women's event will be US$180,000, with the winner collecting US$65,000 and the losing finalist getting US$25,000.