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.
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
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
|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|
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