England Women are scheduled for a busy season in the year 2018, stuffed with ODI tournaments. England and Wales Cricket Board, recently rolled out the schedule for a series of tournaments in ODI and T20 format. The international teams on board are South Africa Women and New Zealand Women. ECB planned three tournaments for England Women. The first is against South Africa on the limited format. The second is a tri-nation T20 tournament with South Africa and New Zealand. The next, or the final is the ODI series against New Zealand. These tournaments will be played in England.
Women Cricket Director at ECB Clare Connor is excited for the high-class opponents in the upcoming tournaments. She lauded the expanded schedule of the fixtures. Per the director, the tournaments will be also an assessment of the England’s cricket fans as well as the team. Connor highlighted the World Cup campaign of England Women as a “watershed moment”, posing the scheduled tournaments as a reflection of the viewer’s interest in the game. Interest of spectators in Women Cricket is increasing in England and the tournament will offer a handy assessment of several aspects. Per Connor, the board will measure the on-pitch performances, ticket sales, number of viewers and listeners of the game. She also added, there would be also an assessment of ECB’s ability to attract new fans.
The ODI series against South Africa Women will begin on June 9, followed by the next match on June 12. The final fixture of the series will be on June 15 at Canterbury. The T20 International will begin from June 20 in Taunton. The final match of the series will be on first of July in Chelmsford. The limited format against New Zealand will start on July 7. The next and the final matches are scheduled on July 10 and 13 respectively.
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