16 Apr

Points from three recent cancelled ODI series are to be shared, meaning India qualify for the 2021 Women's ODI World Cup

India have secured automatic qualification for next year's Women's ODI World Cup after the ICC ruled that the points for their cancelled series against Pakistan will be shared.

The two rivals were due to play last year as part of the ICC Women's Championship, which doubles as a qualification tournament for the World Cup, but the series was called off for security reasons.

With the Championship now concluded ahead of the World Cup next year, the ICC has announced that India and Pakistan have been awarded three points each for the series. Australia's proposed recent series against South Africa and Sri Lanka's matches against New Zealand, both of which were cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, have also resulted in the points being shared.

The decision means India have secured the final automatic qualification spot for the World Cup alongside Australia, England, South Africa and New Zealand, who qualify as hosts.

John Stephenson


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