The showpiece, scheduled to begin in February 2021, was postponed by a yr as a result of raging pandemic.
Host nation New Zealand, although, has carried out properly in combatting the virus. The nation has to this point recorded 1569 confirmed circumstances with a majority of them having recovered, making it one of many least affected locations on the planet.
“It came down to the ability of the teams to qualify,” Nelson advised ‘NZME’, a neighborhood media group.
The qualifiers for the event had been presupposed to be held in July, however needed to be postponed as a result of pandemic.
India, England, Australia, South Africa and the hosts had already certified for the event. They will retain that standing whereas the remaining three slots might be determined after a qualifying event, and Nelson harped on that time.
“We’ve carried out a variety of contingency planning round this occasion, to present it the absolute best likelihood of continuing efficiently – finally the choice to delay it comes all the way down to cricket.
“No qualifying tournaments have been in a position to be held but, so so as to qualify after which compete within the occasion in 2021 – it was too dangerous,” Nelson stated.
The nation was scheduled to host the premier event from February 6 to March 7 subsequent yr.
The choice to delay the 12th version of the event was taken on the ICC Board Meeting held by way of teleconference final Friday (August 7).
“We’ve bought groups that may’t practice, they can not assemble – within the case of a rustic just like the West Indies they can not depart their islands to convey the crew collectively – and that is simply not a possible method to ask a crew to organize for his or her pinnacle occasion,” she stated.
Even as high gamers reminiscent of England captain Heather Knight and Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy expressed disappointment over the postponement, Nelson believed that pushing the event by a yr would assist them in preparation.
“Having the event in 2022 provides the absolute best likelihood for groups all over the world to coach, put together, and are available and compete of their pinnacle occasion,” she stated.
“We have completely little doubt we’ll be capable of decide up these plans and ship an incredible occasion a yr later.”
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