Further adjustments to 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League schedule
January 20, 2021
Cricket Australia has confirmed further adjustments to the 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League schedule as a result of state border closures and their related impacts.
The opening seven matches, due to be played between January 25 and 29, will be rescheduled with dates and venues for five of those matches confirmed. Details for the remaining two matches will be advised as soon as possible.
The affected matches are:
- South Australia v Tasmania, January 25, Karen Rolton Oval. Rescheduled to February 5, EPC Solar Park (ACT)
- Tasmania v Australian Capital Territory, January 27, Karen Rolton Oval. Rescheduled to February 3, EPC Solar Park
- Victoria v New South Wales, January 27, CitiPower Centre. Rescheduled to February 10, CitiPower Centre
- Queensland v Western Australia, January 27, Allan Border Field. Revised date and venue TBC
- South Australia v Australian Capital Territory, January 29, Karen Rolton Oval. Rescheduled to February 7, EPC Solar Park
- Victoria v New South Wales, January 29, CitiPower Centre. Rescheduled to February 12, CitiPower Centre
- Queensland v Western Australia, January 29, Allan Border Field. Revised date and venue TBC
In addition, two matches have been brought forward, one of those to January 30 which will now be the first match of the adjusted schedule.
- Queensland v South Australia, February 21, Harry Trott Oval. Rescheduled to February 20, Allan Border Field
- Queensland v Australian Capital Territory, February 23, Harry Trott Oval. Rescheduled to January 30, Chisholm Oval No. 1 (ACT)
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All States and Territories due to host WNCL matches throughout this season have confirmed that matches will be open for the general public to attend.
Drew Ginn, Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, High Performance, said:
“The latest changes to the 2020-21 WNCL schedule, which will see the season now begin on January 30, have been made to ensure the competition is given the best chance to be completed in full.
“We’d like to acknowledge the work of our State and Territory Associations, particularly the High Performance Managers at each, who have worked together to ensure the domestic schedule can proceed.
“While many changes to the schedule throughout the summer have occurred in reaction to border closures, a number of proactive decisions have also been taken to ensure the strength of the competition is maintained, in balance with the welfare of players and staff.
“This process will continue for the remainder of the summer as we continue to monitor the public health situation, border closures and related impacts.
“We thank everyone involved in Australian Cricket for their flexibility and understanding and look forward to the beginning of the WNCL season.”