Women’s Cricket World Cup postponed till 2022

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The Women’s Cricket World Cup, attributable to happen subsequent yr, has been postponed till February-March 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 50-over event was scheduled to happen in New Zealand from 6 February to 7 March, 2021.

In addition, the ICC has introduced that the 2020 males’s T20 World Cup, additionally postponed due to the pandemic, shall be held in Australia in 2022.

India will host the boys’s T20 World Cup in 2021 as deliberate.

Three ladies’s cricket tournaments will now happen in 2022, along with the Commonwealth Games and the Twenty20 World Cup.

England are the reigning World Cup champions having received the event on residence soil in 2017.

“We have taken the decision to move the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to give players from every competing nation, the best opportunity to be ready for the world’s biggest stage and there is still a global qualifier to complete to decide the final three teams,” mentioned ICC chief govt Manu Sawhney.

“There has been no women’s international cricket played since the conclusion of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year and due to the varying impact of Covid-19 globally that is likely to remain the situation for a number of the teams.

“Moving the occasion by 12 months offers all competing groups the possibility to play a enough degree of cricket forward of each the qualification occasion and main right into a Cricket World Cup so the integrity of the event is maintained.”

England, Australia, South Africa, India and hosts New Zealand have already booked their places in the tournament.

A qualifying event, which should have taken place in Sri Lanka in July, will happen in 2021. It will function 10 groups, together with Ireland, and can decide the ultimate three of the eight groups that can participate within the event correct.

The Women’s World Cup is because of be performed at grounds in Christchurch, Auckland, Mount Maunganui, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin.

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