Indian Women Tour of England Postponement News – Cricket fans have recently been having a poor time due to the deadly coronavirus. But now, fans from India and England will have another setback due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This is because the epidemic has caused a postponement of yet another cricket series.
The Indian women’s cricket team’s tour of England which was to begin on 25 June 2020, has now temporarily been postponed. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended all formats of professional cricket in the country until July. This decision was taken keeping the Covid-19 outbreak in consideration.
Indian Women Tour of England Postponement News
The Indian women cricket team was scheduled to play four ODIs and two T20 internationals on a brief two-week tour to England which would have ended on 9 July 2020. India had to play T20 matches in Taunton and Bristol. At the same time, the four ODIs were to be played in Worcester, Chelmsford, Canterbury, and Hove. But unfortunately, all of these events have gone for a toss due to Coronavirus. This virus has destroyed the entire series.
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This tour of England would have been an exciting battle between the two women teams of India and England. After the T20 World Cup in Australia, these two teams were going to face each other for the first time on this tour. Both these teams competed in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup but due to rain, the match was cancelled and India, who performed better in the group stage, went into the finals while England was eliminated from the tournament.
Indian Women Tour of England Postponement News – The ECB made it clear that the county championship season will not be held in nine rounds, but the ‘red ball and white ball cricket will be organized according to the revised schedule’. ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison said, “We have some hope that we will be able to play some cricket this summer. We are surrounded by a global crisis and more than playing professional sports, our priority will be to protect the weak, the important workers, and the whole society. Therefore, in simple words, there will be no cricket until it is safe to play. We will proceed in our program only when the government guidelines allow it.”
There are also reports for postponement of the ODI and T20 series between England and Australia from July 3 in the English media. This series has been postponed for two months. England was to play 3 T20 and 3 ODI series against Australia from 3 to 16 July. The series was supposed to begin with the T20 matches but the Coronavirus has forced the series to be postponed.