Hopeful of a women’s tri-series involving India and South Africa going forward later this yr, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has introduced that 24 of its gamers will return to particular person training from June 22. The India women’s crew was supposed to journey to England for a bilateral series comprising three ODIs and three T20Is however the tour stays postponed in the interim. The ECB has been attempting to persuade each the BCCI and the Cricket South Africa to agree to play a tri-series later this yr however nothing has been finalised as but.
“The players will return across six venues, initially training on their own before progressing to small group training. Squads for specific formats will be named in due course, subject to confirmation of the proposed series,” the ECB stated in an announcement. The training classes will happen below the identical medical pointers and bio-safe circumstances as have been in place for England Men.
The gamers will prepare at National Performance Centre, Loughborough; Emerald Headingley, Yorkshire; The Kia Oval, London; Bristol County Ground, Bristol; Chester Boughton Hall CC, Lancashire; and the first Central County Ground, Hove. “We remain hopeful of playing cricket this summer and it’s exciting for this group of players to be able to return to training,” Jonathan Finch, Director, England Women’s Cricket, stated.
“We’ve had great support from the First-Class counties with the use of their venues, and we’re grateful to them for that, and hopefully this is one step closer towards England Women returning to the field this summer.”
The gamers named for training: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Katie George, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Bryony Smith, Linsey Smith, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.