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ICC plans to streamline males’s, girls’s cricket calendar to keep away from clashes

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The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) plans to work sooner or later on the lads’s and girls’s calendars to keep away from fixture clashes that may undermine occasions like the ladies’s World Cup, chief govt Geoff Allardice mentioned on Monday.

The match, 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 great world, that we might like to have higher management over when it comes to ensuring there’s high quality cricket on most days of the yr,” Allardice informed reporters.

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“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 completely different preparations come into pressure, so I do not assume it’s going to influence curiosity within the girls’s World Cup.

“However the way in which the lads’s calendar and the ladies’s calendar work together is one thing we’re attempting to work round much more carefully sooner or later.”

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Allardice, who hailed the 2017 World Cup in England as a watershed second for the ladies’s recreation for its attendance and total viewers figures, mentioned he was not nervous a few potential dip within the newest version.

Stadiums will probably be restricted to 10% capability for the opening phases of the match, whereas matches will probably be broadcast early within the morning within the Asian area, the place the game is common.

“Attendance goes to be somewhat bit difficult with limitations. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to get extra individuals into the bottom because the match unfolds,” Allardice mentioned.

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