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Update Christchurch to host 2021 Women's World Cup final

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Christchurch's Hagley Oval will be the follow-up act to Lord's 2017 after the famous New Zealand venue was chosen to host the final of the 2021 Women's World Cup. Christchurch, which will see the summit clash played under lights, is one of six shortlisted cities that'll host the tournament during its February 6 - March 7 runtime. Hamilton and Tauranga will host the two semifinals.

Incidentally, Christchurch hosted the first-ever Women's World Cup final in 1982 - the 1973 & 1978 editions were played in the league format - when Australia beat England at the now-closed Jade Stadium for their second title. "Auckland will host a bumper opening weekend at Eden Park, before the focus shifts to matches in Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin and Christchurch," the ICC said in a statement.

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