England Women’s cricket team will now begin their training from the beginning of the next week. On last Thursday (18th June), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the 24-member squad of the women’s cricket team for the forthcoming training. They are hopeful to host a tri-series where the India Women’s national cricket team and South Africa women’s national cricket team can participate.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, both men’s and women’s cricket have suffered. As the new home summer of England cricket has been delayed to start, English women’s cricket has also been affected.
While the England men’s cricketers have just started their training, the women’s cricketers are now getting ready to resume their training process. The ECB has announced the 24-member squad of the women’s cricket team while they will begin the training process from Monday, 22nd June 2020.
Talking about the training process, the ECB stated in their press release, “The players will return across six venues, initially training on their own before progressing to small group training. Squads for specific formats will be named in due course, subject to confirmation of the proposed series.”
These six different venues are National Performance Centre (Loughborough), Emerald Headingley (Yorkshire) The Kia Oval (London), Bristol County Ground (Bristol), Chester Boughton Hall CC (Lancashire) and the 1st Central County Ground (Hove).
ECB further added, “Their training sessions will take place under the same medical guidelines and bio-secure conditions as have been in place for England Men.”
Tri-series can be played in September between England Women, India Women and South Africa Women
According to the earlier planning, Indian Women’s would tour in England in this month for the four-match Women’s ODI and two-match Women’s T20I series. But the tour was finally postponed due to the pandemic.
Now, the ECB is planning to host a tri-series, where the other participants will be India Women and South Africa Women. This tri-series can be played in September.
The 24-member squad of the England Women for the training: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Katie George, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Bryony Smith, Linsey Smith, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.