ICC award six points to Pakistan women team
The ICC technical committee has awarded Pakistan’s women team six points, three points for each of the three ODIs that were to be played against India’s women team from August 1 to October 31.
Following considerations of written submissions from both the boards, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI), the technical committee has ruled that India has deemed to have forfeited each of the three ODIs.
The technical committee had the political conditions of Pakistan and India in view, but, still they concluded that BCCI has not put any ‘acceptable reasons’ for not playing the series.
As per the verdict, India will be considered to have scored 0 runs in each of the 50 overs of the three ODI games and their net run rate will be adjusted according to the scenario.
Despite of getting six points, the women teams’ ranking will remain the same and neither Pakistan nor India will be able to book a direct berth for Women’s World Cup 2017 in England.
They will have to play the qualifying round with other teams including South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Papua Guinea and Thailand, which will be played in Sri Lanka from February 7 to 21, 2017.
However, the hosts England, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies have qualified directly to the upcoming World Cup.