Published: March 5, 2020 6:27:29 pm
England captain Heather Knight on Thursday known as for a rule change after a rained-out semifinal conflict in opposition to India knocked them out of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Sydney.
India entered the ultimate by advantage of topping their group within the round-robin stage of the event whereas England have been ousted as they’d completed second of their pool.
ICC laws dictate that within the occasion of a semi-final washout, the winners of every group robotically undergo to the ultimate in Melbourne on Sunday. The world physique had earlier declined Cricket Australia’s request for a reserve day.
“They’re the rules that everyone signed up to,” Knight mentioned of the absence of a reserve day. “You’d hope now that there has been this situation and the game tonight is potentially going to be rained off as well, so you’d hope now there is going to be a rule change and moving forward, no other team will have to experience going out of a World Cup purely because of rain,” she mentioned after the abandonment of the sport. “Hopefully it changes,” she added.
Not to have the possibility to struggle for a spot within the last is gutting. Wouldn’t want it on anybody. Thanks for all of the assist by way of the event 🦁🦁🦁
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) March 5, 2020
Persistent rain since morning delayed the toss and finally the semifinal was known as off and not using a ball being bowled, taking the Indians into the summit conflict and leaving England gamers in tears.
“It’s gutting. you put in a lot of hard work. There’s not a lot we can do about it..we’re just going to have to rue that first game and try to move on but it’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow for a few of us now.”
Disappointment was writ massive on the faces of England gamers as their marketing campaign ended with out them getting an opportunity to take the sphere. Their opening-game loss in opposition to South Africa finally proved very important as they completed second within the group.
Knight additionally believed that the event was nice for the ladies’s recreation total. “It’s sad for the tournament. You’ve got four really good teams competing, hoping to play some really good cricket. That’s taken away from us but I’m sure the final will be a great event,” Knight mentioned.
“It’ll be great day and game for the sport. I’ll be there as a fan. It has been a brilliant tournament, which has made it even more of a shame that we lost today. Today is disappointing but it won’t take too much shine off where the sport has gone and you see if the money is put into publicising it that people do want to come and watch.”
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