Cape Town would hold the 16th edition of the quadrennial tournament, the International Netball Federation (INF) says. Earlier, Cape Town and Auckland have competed for the right to hold the Netball World Cup. As the federation says, it was “delighted to receive exceptional bids from two very strong netball countries.”
According to the INF president Molly Rhone, the New Zealand netball federation had hoped the tournament would form part of its centenary celebrations in 2023, but the INF board had chosen Cape Town. The city, INF believes, would offer greater value to the sport in terms of local and global development.
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It is notable the World Cup had never been held in Africa. It is going to happen for the first time in the continent history:
“The 2023 Netball World Cup has the potential to transform the lives of women and girls across the region, the country, the continent, and the world,” Rhone points out.
The tournament organization is expected to cost around R68 million.