ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 is postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic, informed ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney. The decision was taken because cricketers have not got enough time to prepare for the mega event because of the coronavirus hiatus.
The ICC, after its business development wing met via video-conference on Friday, confirmed that the women’s global event which was scheduled in February-March next year in New Zealand has been shifted to 2022. However, the apex council has not confirmed the host nation.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 Postponed:
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said that the next 12 months will give sufficient time to prepare for the World Cup. During that period, the qualifiers will also be rescheduled. Earlier, they were scheduled to take place last month in Sri Lanka was also postponed.
“We have taken the decision to move the ICC Women’s Cricket 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. 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,” ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said.
Women’s cricket will have two mega-events in 2022:
Notably, after the re-scheduling of the ICC Women’s World Cup, Women’s cricketer would have two mega-events on 2022 as ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa was already scheduled. Earlier this year, the women’s team had competed in the T20 World Cup where Australia emerged as the winners.
Meanwhile, several cricket boards have organised the women’s league later this year. BCCI has scheduled Women’s T20 Challenge in November with men’s IPL playoff round in UAE. On the other hand, Cricket Australia (CA) has also organized the Women’s Big Bash League during the same period.