New Zealand stated it might have most likely hosted the ladies’s Cricket World Cup subsequent yr however supported the choice of the Worldwide Cricket Council to postpone the occasion for a yr.
The ICC introduced their choice on Friday to shift the 50-over match till February 2022 due to the uncertainty round COVID-19.
One of many issues was the truth that no groups had performed since March and time was operating out to carry a qualifying match to seek out the ultimate three sides.
“That is clearly a disappointing choice for cricket gamers and followers world wide,” New Zealand Sports activities Minister Grant Robertson stated in a press release on Saturday.
“The organising committee in New Zealand has been working with the federal government to make sure a secure and gratifying match might be performed.
“We might have executed it in 2021, however now we’ll look to 2022. As a authorities we now have reiterated our dedication to supporting the match.”
Native organisers added the choice to postpone the match was the appropriate one given the well being and security issues and the truth that groups couldn’t enter a World Cup with out having performed any matches beforehand.
“What we’re all about is staging the very best World Cup,” native organising committee Chief Government Andrea Nelson advised Radio New Zealand.
“Once you take a look at the scenario world wide and the power for groups to qualify and practice and compete in what must be their pinnacle occasion, delaying it a yr simply is sensible to have the very best product.
“We’re coping with a fairly unprecedented world time however it’s the proper factor for cricket.”