The International Cricket Council has decided that the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will happen in a ‘Managed Environment’ rather. The system of bio bubble has been excluded from the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
This is done in order to avoid the physical and mental pressure on the players participating in the league. There will be no RT PCR tests and players have to follow basic rules and regulations and be responsible by makings sure they avoid going to places that can create transmission.
“Speaking about the atmosphere during the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup, ICC Executive Geoff Allardice said, “I think the approach is around having a managed environment around the tournament. Testing will be infrequent; it won’t be daily testing. It’s really about players taking responsibility knowing they are in the country for a month and living away for that period not locked into a very tight bubble. It’s not going to be practical; it’s certainly not going to allow teams to play their best on the field”, Allandice said in an statement.
Geoff Allardice in the statement made also talked about the challenges that logistics department faced in arranging Mandatory Isolation Quarantine (MIQs) due to strict COVID-19 guidelines in New Zealand.
He said, “In November, the New Zealand government increased quarantine period to ten days, so we added extra time for teams to prepare. Then it went back to seven days. So, logistically, it has been challenging with dates and timings.”
As the COVID-19 concern is still a major issue, ICC has allowed teams to take the field with a minimum of 9 players if covid cases are found in the team. Teams have been allowed to bring traveling and reserved players who can come into the side if covid issues arise.