The South African version of the Ladies’s T20 World Cup was on Thursday postponed by three months to February 2023 to keep away from a cluster a big-ticket occasions in 2022 and handle gamers’ workload, Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) introduced on Thursday.
The event was scheduled in November 2022 however will now be held in February 2023.
In August this 12 months, the ICC had postponed the 50 over Ladies’s World Cup slated in New Zealand from 2021 to 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and girls’s T20 cricket can also be set to make its debut within the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Video games.
“The Board confirmed that the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup will transfer from its present slot on the finish of 2022 to 9-26 February 2023,” ICC stated in an announcement.
If not postponed, the 12 months would have “three main occasions in 2022 with the Commonwealth Video games in July 2022 and the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup because of be held in November 2022.”
“As there are presently no main ladies’s occasions scheduled to happen in 2023 the Board confirmed the change for the T20 World Cup to higher assist participant preparation and to proceed to construct the momentum across the ladies’s recreation past 2022,” the apex physique stated.
The ICC stated the choice was taken holding in thoughts the workload of the gamers and likewise contemplating long run curiosity of girls’s cricket.
“Transferring the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup to 2023 makes excellent sense on numerous ranges,” ICC CEO Manu Sawhney stated within the assertion.
“Firstly, it’s going to present a greater workload stability for gamers giving them the absolute best alternative to carry out to the very best ranges on a world stage.
“Secondly, we will proceed to construct the momentum across the ladies’s recreation by means of 2022 and into 2023. We’re dedicated to fuelling the expansion of the ladies’s recreation and in the present day’s resolution permits us to do this over the long term.”