No change in Women’s ODI World Cup schedule despite Omicron threat


The delayed Women’s ODI World Cup will go ahead as scheduled across the original six venues in New Zealand, starting March 4 even as the hosts’ bilateral series for the rest of the season have moved to a condensed list of grounds in the wake of a community outbreak of the Omicron variant that put the nation under enhanced Covid-19 restrictions on Sunday.

The affirmation on the World Cup sticking to the original schedule came from Andrea Nelson, the CEO of the event, 35 days out from the start of the tournament.

The eight-team, 31-match tournament is slated to be played at Mount Maunganui, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.