The second edition of the Kia Super League will be broadcast live on television and radio after the huge success of the competition in 2016.
Nottinghamshire stars Sonia Odedra, Amy Gauvrit and Georgie Boyce were part of the Loughborough Lightning for the inaugural women’s competition.
After the Kia Super League last summer saw over 15,000 fans enjoy watching the 15 group stage matches, the second season will follow the same format.
The six teams will take part in a round-robin competition over a 17-day period and across 13 different venues from Thursday 10 August to Saturday 26 August 2017.
The competition will once again climax in a showcase finals day involving the top three teams on Friday 1 September at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove.
In addition to the six double-header group stage matches, Sky Sports will provide live television coverage of finals day, with BBC Radio covering every round of matches, alongside finals day.
“At the end of last summer I said that I was immensely proud of what the Kia Super League had achieved during its first season, but equally I stressed that there was still considerable growth potential for the competition,” said ECB Director of Women’s Cricket Clare Connor.
“Moving into year two I am therefore delighted to announce the next historic moment in the development of the domestic women’s game in this country, with six Kia Super League group stage matches plus finals day due to be televised live on Sky Sports, alongside enhanced levels of broadcast coverage throughout the competition on BBC Radio.
“In total, we will be taking the Kia Super League to 14 different venues during the season, which presents a fantastic platform to spread the game to new audiences across the country.
“Alongside the ICC Women’s World Cup in June and July, we have a brilliant opportunity to showcase the sport this summer, grow our participation base and inspire more fans than ever before to watch and get involved with women’s cricket.”