The fate of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 remains uncertain, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ICC, meanwhile, have started to look for a bio-security manager for the upcoming tournament amidst the uncertainty. The role of the bio-security manager would be to look after the proper implementation of the bio-security protocols laid out by the organizing committee, during the tournament.
ICC is yet to officially take any call on the fate of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held from February 6 to March 7 next year.
The bio-security protocols are already being discussed by the World Cup’s organizing committee, in consultation with ICC, New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand government. A part of the protocol would involve the visiting teams to adhere to the quarantine regulations of New Zealand, which currently require a 14-day isolation period after entering the country.
Another planning for the bio-security protocol involves allowing spectators at the venue. Spectators have been allowed at rugby games in New Zealand, without limitation, since mid-June. The ICC is yet to take a call on the issue.
The ICC will have a meeting on Friday to discuss this and ICC events.