ICC Women’s World Cup can be played with nine fielders

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ICC has put in a new playing condition in which a team can field 9 players in case of a COVID outbreak.

This will allow the teams to field a total of nine players and substitutes can come in from either the management or coaching staff.

Even travelling reserves can move in and out of the squad in case of a covid outbreak.

Each team has up to 3 travelling reserves with them as of now.

ICC’s head of events, Chris Tetley said that they would reschedule the matches if the need arises but that it has some logistical constraints to it as well.

New Zealand is experiencing a high rise in COVID-19 cases recently. The recent tally as of Thursday was 6000. This has been because of the new variant, Omicron.

Tetley also said that they have asked all teams to remain flexible and they will also on their part remain as flexible as possible.

The tournament is scheduled to kick-start on the 4th of March with hosts New Zealand taking on West Indies at Mount Maunganui.

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