9 players can also be played in the Women’s World Cup

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ICC Head of Events Chris Tatelley confirmed the development. If there is a crisis of players of a team due to Corona, then two of the management and the coaching staff can take the field as a substitute fielder. Tateley said: “If necessary, we will allow each team to play with nine cricketers in this environment. “If a team wants to drop a female replacement player from the management, we’ll let two players who don’t bat or bowl to run the match.”

In this year’s Women’s World Cup, the participating teams can take extra players with the main team. In this context, Tetley said, “First of all, we talked about increasing the size of the squad. Although there is a team of 15 as before, we have approved to keep a few in the traveling reserve as an additional one. If a player is dropped due to Covid, then someone else can take the field in his place.

The Women’s ODI World Cup begins in New Zealand on March 4. Hosts New Zealand will take on West Indies in the opening match at Mount Munganui.