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Women’s ODI WC to go ahead as per schedule



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The Women’s World Cup in New Zealand will go ahead as per schedule confirmed by ICC women's ODI World Cup CEO Andrea Nelson on Friday.

There will be no change in the number of venues or scheduling of the event despite the recent spread of the COVID-19's Omicron variant in host country New Zealand.

“We did look at multiple contingency plans over the last 12 months but the plan is to retain the schedule as it is with the six venues,” CEO Nelson said in a virtual meeting.

“The contingency measures we’re putting in place relate to kind of protecting the travel between those venues as much as possible.”

Nelson said organisers were committed to delivering “the safest possible tournament”, but admitted there was uncertainty around how many fans could be allowed in the stands.

“We’re doing a lot of work with all our venues and with the New Zealand government to maximise the attendance,”

“The work we’re undertaking at the moment is how many groups of 100 can we fit within each stadium? And we’re working through a bit of detail on that,”

The month-long tournament of one-day matches begins on March 4 with an opening-round clash between the hosts and West Indies at Mount Maunganui.