Heather Knight disappointed with decision to postpone 2021 Women's World Cup

Heather Knight disappointed with decision to postpone 2021 Women's World Cup


England women’s team captain Heather Knight feels “pretty empty” about the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to postpone the Women’s World Cup from 2021 to 2022 and said the he quadrennial event was achievable in New Zealand this year. Knight has expressed hope that boards will not use him as an excuse to neglect women’s cricket. “Pretty gutted to be honest. I know hard decisions need to be made right away and it would have taken a lot of work (and dollars), but it was doable in NZ. Hopefully that’s no excuse for women’s cricket on the back burner for the next 12 months with no WC to prepare, ”Knight tweeted.

On August 7, the ICC announced that the 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand has been postponed to February-March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The format of the postponed ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will remain unchanged for 2021. Five teams have already qualified for the event and it will be for 2022.

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The original global qualifying event to determine the final three teams to play in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in July this year, but has been postponed due to COVID-19. The qualifying event will now take place in 2021.

“We have made the decision to move the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to give players from all competing nations the best opportunity to be ready for the biggest stage in the world and there is still one world qualifier to complete. to decide the final three teams “. Said Manu Sawhney, Director General of the ICC.

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