Reserve Days in 2021 Women’s ODI World Cup:
After England national team bowed out of T20 World Cup without playing the semi-final match against India, now ICC has allotted reserve days for the semi-finals as well as finals for the 2021 ODI World Cup.
The ICC has confirmed the schedule of the 31-matches, which is going to begin from 6th February to 7th March 2021 in New Zealand. In this announcement, reserve days are also mentioned one day later for all three knockout matches.
In the last T20 World Cup, England team was forced to exit from the tournament after the semi-final. This match was washed out due to rain and India was progressed into the final. The ICC had faced several controversies for not keeping reserve days for such important matches.
That’s why this time ICC included reserve days for the semi-finals and finals in the 2021 Women’s ODI World Cup.
Venues of ODI World Cup:
At six venues, the Women’s ODI World Cup will be scheduled to play. The venues are Bay Oval (Tauranga), Eden Park (Auckland), University Oval (Dunedin), Seddon Park (Hamilton), Hagley Oval (Christchurch) and Basin Reserve (Wellington).
The opening match between the hosts and a qualifying team will be played in Auckland. The highly awaited Trans-Tasman match between Australia and New Zealand will be held at Basin Reserve. The semi-finals match will be held at Tauranga on 3rd March and in Hamilton on 4th March and the final match is scheduled to take place on 7th March in Christchurch.
Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and England have qualified for the World Cup already. After the ICC Women’s Championship and qualifying tournament in Sri Lanka, the other four teams will be formed.
The prize money for the trophy of Women’s International Cricket will nearly NZD 5.5 million and all those matches will be televised live to a huge number of audiences.