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Men’s 2020 T20 WC Postponement Could Affect Women’s 50-over WC in 2021: Ellyse Perry

Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry shares that Women’s 50-over World Cup in early next year could be affected if the men’s T20 World Cup is postponed. Notably, the ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place this year in Australia from October 18 to November 15. But it is under doubts amid the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak across the globe.

However, the Women’s World Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand from February 6 to March 7 and it can be guessed that Cricket Australia might consider those dates for the men’s T20 World Cup in case the event doesn’t take place this year.

“It depends on what happens to the men’s T20 World Cup, that could have an impact on the women’s World Cup,” Ellyse Perry was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz. “If that (men’s T20) tournament is postponed to next year, it”s pretty hard to think two world events are feasible to run at about the same time.”

“I would imagine those events can’t be played concurrently. It”s really hard to have a gut feel of where things might go. In the scheme of things a World Cup seems a bit irrelevant given everything else that has gone on,” she further added.

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Ellyse Perry, who is a vital cog for her team, plays a key role in her team’s successful campaign in the T20 World Cup this year in February. However, she was ruled out of the tournament later because of her hamstring injury and currently on the verge of recovering. Although she further added that Australia would continue to prepare for the mega event and adjust accordingly if it gets postponed.

On the other hand, Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings has already shared that the T20 World Cup looks impossible amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak which has so far claimed more than 4.5 lakh lives across the globe.

“While it hasn’t been formally called off this year, or postponed, trying to get sixteen countries into Australia in the current world, where most countries are still going through COVID spiking, I think it is unrealistic, or it”s going to be very, very difficult,” said Eddings on Tuesday in a virtual press conference. “The ICC are having meetings as we speak, it’s a bit of a movable feast at the moment.”



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