Cuttack to host Pak matches

Calcutta: The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Thursday, announced that the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 will be staged in two India cities ' with Mumbai still hosting the majority of games and some group and Super Six Stage matches being relocated to Cuttack.

On the announcement of the full schedule of matches on Friday, ICC chief executive David Richardson said: "I am grateful for all the support ICC has received from the BCCI during a difficult situation, which was not of cricket's making.

"We are also indebted to the Odisha Cricket Association for making excellent grounds available at such short notice." Pakistan's matches will be held at the Barabati. The final remains scheduled for the Brabourne Stadium on February 17.

The Women's World Cup has been running for longer than the men's version and was first staged in England in 1973, when it was won by the hosts, which beat Australia by 118 runs in the final at Edgbaston.