ICC announces the official postponement of the qualifying matches which correlate to the World Cup competition of women teams.
The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers was supposed to be held from July 3 to 19 in Sri Lanka. However, it had been postponed due to the global widespread of COVID-19 which had affected several sports events worldwide.
Supposedly, what was to be held in Sri Lanka was a 10-team event which would have determined the top three teams who can complete the roster for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021. Participating teams include Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, United States, West Indies, Zimbabwe, and of course, Sri Lanka.
Aside from that, the ICC also announced the postponement of another event which is the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Europe Division 2. This joins the long list of cricket events and matches which had been deferred because of the pandemic.
In a statement said by ICC head of events Chris Tetley, he confirmed the postponement of the two aforementioned events and says, ‘These are both important events with the Women's CWC Qualifier one step away from New Zealand 2021 and the Europe qualifier which signifies the start of the U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 pathway. We will work in partnership with the Members to find an appropriate window to reschedule these events as soon as is safe and practical to do so. I would like to thank the Members for their cooperation and continued support’.
He also shared how their current priority is the protection of the well-being of their players, coaches, officials, fans, as well as the whole cricket community. To further understand cricket, head over to Betwala.
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