India entered the ultimate by advantage of topping their group within the round-robin stage of the match whereas England had been ousted as that they had completed second of their pool.
ICC rules dictate that within the occasion of a semi-final washout, the winners of every group routinely undergo to the ultimate in Melbourne on Sunday. The world physique had earlier declined Cricket Australia’s request for a reserve day.
“They’re the rules that everyone signed up to,” Knight mentioned of the absence of a reserve day.
“You’d hope now that there has been this situation and the game tonight is potentially going to be rained off as well, so you’d hope now there is going to be a rule change and moving forward, no other team will have to experience going out of a World Cup purely because of rain,” she mentioned after the abandonment of the sport.
“Hopefully it changes,” she added.
Persistent rain since morning delayed the toss and finally the semifinal was referred to as off with no ball being bowled, taking the Indians into the summit conflict and leaving England gamers in tears.
“It’s gutting. you put in a lot of hard work. There’s not a lot we can do about it..we’re just going to have to rue that first game and try to move on but it’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow for a few of us now.”
Disappointment was writ giant on the faces of England gamers as their marketing campaign ended with out them getting an opportunity to take the sector.
Their opening-game loss in opposition to South Africa in the end proved very important as they completed second within the group.
Knight additionally believed that the match was nice for the ladies”s sport general.
“It’s sad for the tournament. You’ve got four really good teams competing, hoping to play some really good cricket. That’s taken away from us but I’m sure the final will be a great event,” Knight mentioned.
“It’ll be nice day and sport for the game. I’ll be there as a fan. It has been an excellent match, which has made it much more of a disgrace that we misplaced right this moment.
“Today is disappointing nevertheless it will not take an excessive amount of shine off the place the game has gone and also you see if the cash is put into publicising it that individuals do need to come and watch.”
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