The bio-secure bubble is widely becoming popular and useful, considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the Women’s Cricket World Cup next year plunged in uncertainty, the ICC is eyeing to appoint a bio-secure manager in New Zealand to stage the tournament. The competition is slated to take place from the February of 6th till the 7th of March next year.
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The England Cricket Board (ECB) has formulated a bio-secure bubble for their ongoing home season by spending millions. It involves making the players stay throughout their matches within the environment, including holding their practice sessions in the atmosphere too.
The series between the West Indies and England held successfully to a higher level without any player getting exposed to the virus.
As per a report from ESPN Cricinfo, the ICC is “looking for a biosecurity manager for the women’s 50-over World Cup”.
Meanwhile, the preparations for all the women’s teams are up in the air as well since no female matches are being held at present. However, in the coming months, BCCI announced that the Indian team will tour South Africa and West Indies while also playing in the IPL tournament of their own.
Report from ESPN Cricinfo elaborates further on ICC’s plan:
The report states that in consultation with New Zealand cricket and government, the ICC has already drawn by the World Cup’s organising panel. The bio-security manager can help smoothen the entire processes and implement those successfully.
“Biosecurity protocols have already been drawn up by the World Cup’s organising committee, in consultation with the ICC, New Zealand Cricket, and the New Zealand government. It’s understood that the role of the biosecurity manager would be to implement those,” the statement said.
The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Greg Barclay said that the destiny of the Women’s World Cup would be sealed in the next two weeks.
The ICC will also meet on Friday to discuss this and the other future ICC events. The qualifiers of the competition also got postponed indefinitely from July in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19 health crisis.
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