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Wellington, Jan 28 : The ICC Women’s ODI World Cup will go ahead as scheduled across the original six venues in New Zealand, tournament chief executive Andrea Nelson said on Friday.
The Women’s Cricket World Cup is set to take place from March 4 to April 3 in New Zealand. “We did look at multiple contingency plans over the last 12 months as you can well imagine. But the plan is to retain the schedule as it is with the six venues,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Nelson as saying at a virtual conference.
“The contingency measures we’re putting in place relate to kind of partaking the travel between those venues as much as possible. One of the factors of hosting a multi-team cricket event in New Zealand is that our venues are very different.
“In terms of the delivery of the event for the players, it has not brought about any changes because we had been planning alongside the ICC for the safest possible tournament,” Nelson added.
“So there are no significant changes to the way we deliver it for the players. Predominantly, the changes are related to the spectators inside the stadium.
The eight-team, 31-match tournament is slated to be played at Mount Maunganui, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, ESPNcricinfo reported.
The Women’s ODI World Cup was originally scheduled for February-March 2021, but was pushed back a year owing to the pandemic. The New Zealand Cricket on Thursday streamlined its home international schedules in order to mitigate the risk of an Omicron outbreak compromising upcoming fixtures.