South Africa vs West Indies women's ODI series rescheduled, cut short to four games

South Africa vs West Indies women’s ODI series rescheduled, cut short to four games

The earlier schedule for the games was about to start by January 15th and end by February 6th.

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With the panic around the Covid-19 situation in South Africa, the boards have agreed to reschedule the upcoming limited-overs series between South African women and West Indies women. Three T20 internationals and five One dayers were earlier slated to play between the teams, but now it has been reduced to just four ODI games. The limited-overs series was expected to act as a preparation for the upcoming women’s ODI World cup in the month of March in New Zealand.

The earlier schedule for the games was about to start by January 15th and end by February 6th, however, the rescheduled series will now start from January 28. West Indies women will get to play a warm-up game on January 25 against a South Africa XI and all the games are expected to be played without any fans in the stadium. This will be an important series for the West Indies women who have a score to settle from the previous series hammering.

Cricket West Indies(CWI) CEO pleased to confirm the rescheduled tour

The welfare of the players has to be taken into consideration during the Covid times and every series from here on will have a question mark. West Indies CEO, Johnny Grave was very much happy to take the series forward as it was on the line to be postponed and he stated the main reason was to complete preparations for the Women’s ODI World cup.

“There has been a lot of hard work and collaboration with our friends at Cricket South Africa regarding this tour and we are very pleased that we have been able to confirm this rescheduled ODI Series, allowing us to play vital high-level international competition and complete preparations ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup,” Johnny Grave said as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo

“We are extremely grateful to both CSA’s and CWI’s operational and medical teams for their efforts in confirming the schedule and we look forward to an exciting ODI series,” he added

Here is the revised schedule for the series

January 28, 2022 – First ODI, Johannesburg

January 31, 2022 – Second ODI, Johannesburg

February 3, 2022 – Third ODI, Johannesburg

February 6, 2022 – Fourth ODI, Johannesburg