England Girls will lastly resume worldwide cricket because the ECB confirmed a five-match T20I residence sequence in opposition to West Indies, in September, on Tuesday (August 25). All 5 video games will probably be held in Derby, between September 21 and 30.
England have been attributable to host India and South Africa for a tri-series earlier than BCCI pulled out its staff attributable to “logistical points”. Was a bilateral occasion, it was cancelled altogether when it emerged that even South Africa cannot journey because of the COVID-19 journey restrictions.
Conserving consistent with the interim ICC rules for worldwide cricket, the sequence will probably be a closed-door occasion, in a bio-secure setting.
“It is so pleasing after many months of labor and communication with colleagues throughout the worldwide recreation that we at the moment are in a position to verify worldwide cricket for England Girls this summer season,” stated ECB Managing Director of Girls’s Cricket, Clare Connor.
“We’re grateful to the West Indies for the tempo and willpower with which they’ve labored with us during the last couple of weeks. It is incredible for the visibility of the ladies’s recreation that the third IT20 will probably be simulcast stay on the BBC and Sky Sports activities and I hope that it is an occasion that catches the eye of some new followers.
“We’re all nonetheless adapting and might want to proceed to adapt to the sporting panorama left by COVID-19. That doesn’t imply that we’ll give any much less focus to the ladies’s and ladies’ recreation and we’re completely dedicated to persevering with our ambitions in that space.”
On account of this affirmation, the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy remaining will now be performed on September 27 as an alternative. Nonetheless, all of England’s 24 gamers presently in a coaching group will probably be obtainable for the primary two rounds of the home event, on August 29 and August 31. A remaining squad for the T20I sequence will probably be picked then.
“Defending the momentum of the ladies’s recreation was certainly one of our 4 acknowledged goals proper in the beginning of the pandemic in March and I am delighted that, regardless of the big difficulties that COVID-19 has created, we’ll see England Girls in motion this summer season,” ECB Chief Government Officer, Tom Harrison stated.
“It has been crucial to us that our efforts to ship bio-secure requirements and assist visiting opponents have been equal to people who have so efficiently delivered within the England males’s sequence. We’re immensely grateful to the staff at Derby who’ve supported this ambition all through the summer season with testing and now supply.
“There have been 86,000 followers in attendance on the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup remaining in March and the path of journey within the ladies’s recreation in England and Wales has been relentlessly constructive over the previous few years. That momentum should proceed regardless of the challenges of COVID-19, and we don’t underestimate our position in driving that agenda.”
1st T20I – September 212nd T20I – September 23
third T20I – September 26
4th T20I – September 28
fifth T20I – September 30