Anisa Mohammed has chosen to opt out of the upcoming West Indies tour of England on September after she has been included in the list of players.
Just recently, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has formally announced that they will host the tour of the West Indies women on their country. As both sides named their player lineups, West Indies’ leading wicket-taker Anisa Mohammed declined to take part in the said matches.
This has been confirmed in a statement released by the CWI which said, ‘All players were given the option to decline selection for any COVID-19 related concern. Anisa Mohammed was the only potential selectee who declined the invitation to travel to England. CWI fully respects her decision to choose to do so’.
Like any other cricket games that had resumed, the said tour will be held in a bio-secure bubble to ensure the safety of all. Also, all 14 players of the squad will also have to undergo COVID-19 tests before they’ll be allowed to take their charter flight to the UK.
As per CWI’s director of cricket Jimmy Adams, ‘CWI is pleased to be restarting its international women's program with a tour to England, where the standard of women's cricket has grown tremendously’.
‘We thank the ECB for their invitation and the added opportunity to travel with a larger squad affords us the chance to introduce a few younger players to this level of the game, and fast track their development. With so much uncertainty surrounding cricket scheduling currently, this is a timely opportunity for our women to resume competitive cricket at the highest level’, he added.
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