Plans are afoot for a women's World Twenty20 to run alongside the 2009 men's competition.
The ICC has provisionally approved the idea of using women's games as curtain-raisers for the men in England next year but the proposal is still subject to budget approval.
"Women's cricket is growing at a rapid rate and this is what's needed as a springboard to further success," former England captain Clare Connor told BBC Sport.
Do you think this is a good move by the ICC? Is it the boost the women's game needs?