Cricket Australia announces revised WNCL Schedule, resumes from Feb 2022

After being postponed a number of times due to rising Covid-19 cases and Border Closure, the 2021-22 edition of Australia’s limited over competition Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) is set to resume on February 22.

 

Cricket Australia announces revised WNCL Schedule, resumes from Feb 2022. Creator: Mike Owen  |  Credit: Getty Images
Cricket Australia announces revised WNCL Schedule, resumes from Feb 2022. Creator: Mike Owen | Credit: Getty Images

 

The competition that began in December 2021 has seen just 5 matches being played till now with the most successful team of the competition, New South Wales winning all the three matches they played while Queensland and Tasmania winning one each of their 2 matches and Victoria failing to get a win in either of the 2 matches and so did Australian Capital Territory in their only match. Western Australia and South Australia haven’t played a game yet this season.

Announcing the revised schedule, Cricket Australia on Friday confirmed that a total of 24 matches are still to be played including the Finals on March 25. Each team would be playing 8 matches at venues across ACT, NSW, South Australia, and Victoria that would be streamed LIVE on Kayo and cricket.com.au, while Foxtel would also telecast the Finals.

However, the teams would be without the star players from the country as the national team would be competing for their 7th World Cup title in New Zealand next month.

The players who would be missing out on WNCL due to the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup are-:

Queensland – Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne

New South Wales – Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner.

Victoria – Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland

South Australia – Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Darcie Brown, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Also Read:  ECB to fund a sixth contract per Regional team for 2021-22 season

Tasmania – Nicola Carey, Heather Graham

Western Australia – Alana King

As reported by cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia’s Head of Cricket Operations and Scheduling, Peter Roach said,

“The consolidated schedule attempts to minimize the time each team will spend away from home, but we acknowledge there are still significant sacrifices from players, staff, and match officials,”

Further confirming “Cricket NSW and Cricket ACT will host a substantial number of neutral matches and we especially thank their staff, and all the other hosts, for their efforts to allow the season to be completed.” 

Schedule for remaining 24 matches of 2021-22 WNCL

Date Match
Tuesday, February 22 New South Wales v Australian Capital Territory
Friday, February 25 Victoria v Australian Capital Territory
Sunday, February 27 South Australia v Western Australia
Tuesday, March 1 South Australia v Western Australia
Wednesday, March 2 Victoria v Tasmania
Sunday, March 6 Queensland v South Australia
Sunday, March 6 Tasmania v Western Australia
Tuesday, March 8 Victoria v Western Australia
Tuesday, March 8 New South Wales v South Australia
Wednesday, March 9 Tasmania v Australian Capital Territory
Thursday, March 10 Victoria v Queensland
Friday, March 11 Tasmania v South Australia
Friday, March 11 New South Wales v Western Australia
Sunday, March 13 Australian Capital Territory v Queensland
Monday, March 14 New South Wales v Tasmania
Tuesday, March 15 Australian Capital Territory v South Australia
Tuesday, March 15 Queensland v Western Australia
Thursday, March 17 Victoria v Tasmania
Friday, March 18 Australian Capital Territory v South Australia
Friday, March 18 Queensland v Western Australia
Sunday, March 20 Australian Capital Territory v Western Australia
Monday, March 21 Victoria v South Australia
Tuesday, March 22 New South Wales v Queensland
Friday, March 25 FINAL
Also Read:  ZTBL beat PCB XI to win Departmental T20 Women’s Cricket Championship 2018

 

Author of the poetry book ‘The Scent of Rhythm’, I am a passionate writer and a Sports enthusiast who writes on Cricket and plays Badminton.

Liked the story? Leave a comment here