The women’s cricket is finally set to resume as England are all set to host the first international T20 series since 2020 Women’s Cricket World Cup, which took place in March. With both India and Australia refusing to travel to England because of coronavirus, the first international series after the world cup will see West Indies taking on England in the five-match T20 series. The series is scheduled to start from 21st September 2020.
“It has been critical to us that our efforts to deliver bio-secure standards and support visiting opponents have been equal to those that have so successfully delivered in the England men’s series,” Harrison said as quoted as ESPNcricinfo.
“There were 86,000 fans in attendance at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final in March and the direction of travel in the women’s game in England and Wales has been relentlessly positive over the last few years. That momentum must continue despite the challenges of Covid-19, and we do not underestimate our role in
driving that agenda.” he added.
The first and second T20 international will played on 21st September and 23rd September, while the third, fourth and fifth T20 international will take place on 26th, 28th and 30th September 2020 respectively. All the matches will take place at County Ground in Derby.
ECB’s managing director of women’s cricket, Clare Connor is quite pleased to organize a women’s international series despite all the challenges faced due to Coronavirus.
“It’s so pleasing after many months of work and communication with colleagues across the international game that we are now able to confirm international cricket for England Women this summer. We’re grateful to the West Indies for the pace and determination with which they have worked with us over the last couple of weeks. We’re all still adapting and will need to continue to adapt to the sporting landscape left by COVID-19.”