In Case of a Covid outbreak: The Women’s World Cup will play with 9 players a side. The nine-player-a-side game is already in the ICC’s playing conditions guidelines and has been in effect since the U-19 World Cup in the West Indies, where India won the title for the fifth time.
In order to ensure an uninterrupted tournament. The ICC announced on Thursday that all matches at the upcoming Women’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand could be played with nine players in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. The nine-player-a-side game is already in the ICC’s playing conditions guidelines and has been in effect since the U-19 World Cup in the West Indies, where India won the title for a record fifth time.
According to Chris Tetley, the ICC’s head of events. The current playing conditions allow teams to field a truncated side if there is a COVID outbreak in their squad. Supplemented by substitute fielders from within the management and coaching staff.
Women’s World Cup will be played with 9 players
“If it becomes necessary, as an exception for this environment, we would allow a team to field nine players.”Tetley was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“And if they had female substitutes from their management team. We would allow two substitutes to play – non-batting, non-bowling – in order for a game to be played.” Keeping the pandemic scenario in mind, all teams have been allowed to bring three extra players. As traveling reserves, who can be called into the 15-man main squad if a COVID casualty occurs.
The ICC official also did not rule out the possibility of rescheduling games if necessary.
“We’ll be asking teams to be as flexible as possible, and we’ll be as flexible as possible if the need arises to meet our goal, which is to get the games on,” he said.
The tournament kicks off on March 4 in Mount Maunganui with the first match between hosts New Zealand and West Indies.