Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh has hit out on the International Cricket Council for not scheduling a reserve day for the sem-finals in the continued women’s T20 World Cup. The first semi-last of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup between India and England was deserted attributable to rain and by the advantage of this consequence, India certified for their maiden last of the World T20.
Waugh labelled the decision of the governing physique as “absolutely absurd”, and mentioned that this disadvantaged some of the gamers a lifetime probability of taking part in in most likely the largest match of their profession.
“Not as surprising as ICC not scheduling reserve days for finals in the biggest tournament of the year and possibly lifetime for many players. Absolutely absurd,” Mark Waugh tweeted.
Not as stunning as ICC not scheduling reserve days for finals in the largest match of the 12 months and presumably lifetime for many gamers. Absolutely absurd.#commonsense
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) March 5, 2020
India topped the group stage in the league stage and therefore, made it to the ultimate the place it’ll meet the winner of the second semi-last between Australia and South Africa.
“It is unfortunate not to get a game due to the weather. But that’s how the rules go. In future, it would be nice to have a reserve day. From day one, we knew that we have to win all the games because if in case we don’t get any play in the semi-finals, it will be hard for us. Credit to the team, we wanted to win all the games and we did it,” Harmanpreet mentioned after the match.
“Frustrating, didn’t want the World Cup to end this way but not much you can do about this. Would have been good to have a reserve day perhaps. That loss to South Africa cost us. Not really, we expected to reach the semi-finals and that we did. Undone by the weather. Did feel like we had started to gain momentum in recent games and we were really ready for this semi-final,” England captain Heather Knight reacted after her facet was ousted from the match.