In amid of the Coronavirus epidemic, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced a group of 24 players from its women cricket team to start practice. This private practice session will start on 22 June. ECB is organizing this in the hope of a triangular series against India and South Africa this year.
The Indian women’s team was to go on a tour of England to play three ODIs and 3 T20Is. But this tour has to postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is trying to convince the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) to hold a tri-series later this year but a final decision has not yet been taken.
The ECB said in the statement,
“The players will return across six venues, initially training on their own before progressing to small group training. Squads for specific formats will be named in due course, subject to confirmation of the proposed series.”
Jonathan Finch, Director of England Women’s Cricket team also said,
“We remain hopeful of playing cricket this summer and it’s exciting for this group of players to be able to return to training.”
Players selected for practice include
Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Katie George, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Bryony Smith, Linsey Smith, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.
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