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ICC plans to streamline males’s and girls’s calendar to keep away from clashes | Cricket Information

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) plans to work sooner or later on the boys’s and girls’s calendars to keep away from fixture clashes that may undermine occasions like the ladies’s World Cup, chief government Geoff Allardice mentioned on Monday.
The event, which begins in New Zealand on March 4, clashes with three main males’s sequence Pakistan v Australia, India v Sri Lanka and England v West Indies.
“Complementary fixtures between males’s and girls’s occasions is one thing, in a really perfect world, that we’d like to have better management over by way of ensuring there’s quality cricket on most days of the yr,” Allardice advised reporters.
“However in follow, points on the bottom in every nation make {that a} problem. Even Pakistan-Australia fixtures have moved by a day or two, as totally different preparations come into drive, so I do not assume it’s going to affect curiosity within the girls’s World Cup.
“However the way in which the boys’s calendar and the ladies’s calendar work together is one thing we’re making an attempt to work round much more carefully sooner or later.”
Allardice, who hailed the 2017 World Cup in England as a watershed second for the ladies’s recreation for its attendance and general viewers figures, mentioned he was not anxious a couple of potential dip within the newest version.
Stadiums will likely be restricted to 10% capability for the opening phases of the event, whereas matches will likely be broadcast early within the morning within the Asian area, the place the game is common.
“Attendance goes to be slightly bit difficult with limitations. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to get extra folks into the bottom because the event unfolds,” Allardice mentioned.

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