England skipper questions decision to postpone 2021 Women's World Cup

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Heather Knight
Heather Knight

England captain Heather Knight believes it was possible for the Women's World Cup to have been held as planned in 2021.

The 50-over competition was due to take place in New Zealand in February and March next year but has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Knight, whose side are defending champions, believes it would have been safe to play the tournament, with the host country praised for its handling of the pandemic.

The England skipper also hopes that cricket boards around the world do not use the postponement of the world event to set women's cricket further back.

When the ICC announced the postponement, Knight tweeted: "Pretty gutted to be honest.

"I know tough decisions have to be made right now & it would have taken a lot of work (and $$), but it was feasible in NZ.

"Hopefully it's not an excuse for boards to put women's cricket on the back burner for the next 12 months with no WC to prepare for."

Women's cricket has been on the rise after the success of the T20 World Cup held in Australia earlier this year that saw record crowds pack out the stadiums.

- TEAMtalk media

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