The 29-year-old ace English cricketer mentioned the occasion was “feasible”, differing with the ICC’s choice to push it from subsequent 12 months to February-March of 2022 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Pretty gutted to be honest. I know tough decisions have to be made right now & it would have taken a lot of work (and $$), but it was feasible in NZ,” she tweeted.
“Hopefully it’s not an excuse for boards to put women’s cricket on the back burner for the next 12 months with no WC to prepare for,” she mentioned.
Pretty gutted to be trustworthy. I do know robust selections need to be made proper now & it might have taken plenty of work (and $$), however it was possible in NZ. Hopefully it’s not an excuse for boards to place girls’s cricket on the again burner for the subsequent 12 months with no WC to arrange for https://t.co/a2jXOlySua
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) August 8, 2020
New Zealand has to this point recorded 1569 confirmed circumstances for the virus with a majority of them having recovered, making it one of many least affected international locations on the planet.
The nation was scheduled to host the premier event from February 6 to March 7 subsequent 12 months.
The choice to delay the 12th version of the ladies’s ODI Word Cup was taken on the ICC Board Meeting which was held through teleconference on Friday (August 7).
“We have taken the decision to move the Women’s 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,” Manu Sawhney, the ICC’s chief government, had mentioned.
“Moving the event by 12 months gives all competing teams the chance to play a sufficient level of cricket ahead of both the qualification event and leading into a Cricket World Cup so the integrity of the tournament is maintained.”
India, England, Australia, South Africa and hosts New Zealand had already certified for the event.
They will retain that standing whereas the remaining three slots shall be determined after a qualifying event.
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