In another change to the playing conditions, the discretionary batting powerplay has been scrapped
Less than a year out of the 2022 Women’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand, the ICC has announced that all tied matches will be decided by a Super Over. In another change to the playing conditions, the five-over powerplay that was previously taken at the discretion of either batters in the middle has been scrapped.
Meanwhile, the inaugural Under-19 women’s World Cup that was due to be staged in Bangladesh later this year has been postponed to January 2023.
“Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the establishment and subsequent development of the U19 programmes in many countries and teams would not be able prepare appropriately for a global event later this year,” the ICC stated in a release. Likewise, the global qualifier for the 2022 Women’s World Cup, will also be postponed and will now be held in December 2021.
Mel Jones, who had joined the Cricket Australia board in 2019 in what was the first instance of a woman being appointed via one of the state associations, and New Zealand Cricket’s Catherine Campbell were named as the Full Member representatives on the ICC Women’s Committee.
The ICC board also decided that Test and ODI status will be given to all Full Member women’s teams.