PCB likely to appeal against awarding equal points to India at ICC


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to appeal against the International Cricket Council (ICC) technical committee’s decision to award equal points to India and Pakistan women cricket teams despite no series.

According to sources, PCB is consulting lawyers to appeal against the decision which gives favor to the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). India refused to play ICC Women’s Championship fixtures against Pakistan last year.

However, ICC’s Technical Committee accepted BCCI’s narrative that their government didn’t allow them to play against Pakistan. As a result, they awarded equal points to both the teams.

With getting three points, the Indian cricket team has now qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.

It is pertinent to mention here that the ICC has called off its Women’s Championship due to the current coronavirus epidemic.

Now, Australia (37 points), England (29), South Africa (25) and now India (23) have qualified by virtue of being the top four. Pakistan (19), New Zealand (17), West Indies (13) and Sri Lanka (5) complete the table.

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to be played from 3-19 July in Sri Lanka, this is subject to review due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10 teams vying for the three remaining places in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 will be the hosts, Sri Lanka, along with Pakistan and West Indies from the ICC Women’s Championship, the two other teams with ODI status, Bangladesh and Ireland, and the winners of the five regional qualifiers – Thailand (Asia), Zimbabwe (Africa), Papua New Guinea (East Asia Pacific), United States of America (Americas) and Netherlands (Europe).

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