Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed on Wednesday that the 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) has been delayed again due to border restrictions. The 50-over domestic format will now commence from January 30.
The league featuring seven teams, has been delayed for a third time including this occasion. The domestic league had to be rescheduled owing to the impact of state border closures.
CA informed that the first seven matches of the league that were slated to be played between January 25 and January 29, will now be rescheduled, the dates of which will be announced soon.
Five of the seven matches will be played from February 3 and February 12. The venues decide for the matches are Victoria and ACT.
“The latest changes to the 2020-21 WNCL schedule, which will see the season now begin on January 30, have been made to ensure the competition is given the best chance to be completed in full,” Cricket Australia’s EGM of High Performance, Drew Ginn, confirmed in a statement.
“We’d like to acknowledge the work of our State and Territory Associations, particularly the High Performance Managers at each, who have worked together to ensure the domestic schedule can proceed.
“This process will continue for the remainder of the summer as we continue to monitor the public health situation, border closures and related impacts,” Ginn added.