Meg Lanning is concerned about the Women’s Teams Preparation for 2021 Women’s World Cup. The ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 is coming closer & women’s cricket team is not playing across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, & the Australian captain Meg Lanning is concerned about the preparations for the upcoming tournament.
However the final call on the tournament is yet to be taken but for now the event will go ahead as per the schedule. The IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC) will also continue to evaluate the situation in relation to being able to stage the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand in February next year. In the meantime, planning for this event continues as scheduled,” ICC had said in a statement on Monday.
The ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney had said their number one priority was to protect the health & safety of every person involved in the sport. The qualifying tournament which had been set for Sri Lanka in July & was postponed in May. As things stand there remain three spots up for grabs in the World Cup, between Bangladesh, Ireland, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, USA and Netherlands.
“It’s something the ICC will have to weigh up in whether the tournament goes ahead. Will every team in the competition have the opportunity to prepare adequately for a World Cup? There are still a few teams that have to go through the qualifying process so I am not sure how that will pan out,” quoted Lanning as saying.
Meg Lanning said that as a player she wants things to be equal & fair for all the player before heading to the elite competition. “There are a few more decisions to be made around it rather than whether it can just go ahead or not. It’s a pretty difficult position to be in, but as a player you want things to be as equal and fair as they can be heading into a big world tournament and I’m sure the organizers will make sure that happens,” she said.
Australia & New Zealand are scheduled to play against each other in late September & India is due to tour Australia in January there is no other Women’s Cricket being played in the calendar.