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The White Ferns have fun taking the wicket of Australian captain Meg Lanning throughout an ODI at Mount Maunganui final summer time.
Canterbury will host eight warm-up video games for the 2022 Ladies’s Cricket World Cup, together with the White Ferns towards trans-Tasman rivals, Australia.
The area is about to obtain an estimated $4.2 million enhance to its financial system with Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (CWC22) organisers saying on Monday they’ll host the match’s warm-up week early subsequent yr.
Cantabrians will get the prospect to catch all eight competing groups in motion from February 27 to March 2 with every crew enjoying two warm-up matches throughout the 4 days.
Heat-up matches can be performed at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Inexperienced, and Rangiora Oval. Followers will have the ability to attend freed from cost.
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The White Ferns’ first warm-up match is towards a qualifier at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval on February 27. They are going to then tackle Australia, who’ve dominated them in 50-over matches in recent times, on March 1 on the identical venue.
The official pre-tournament media day, captains’ press convention and all crew welcome can even be held in Christchurch.
Three but to be confirmed qualifiers will be part of hosts New Zealand, Australia, defending champions England, India, and South Africa on the eight-team match.
The opening match of the 2022 Ladies’s World Cup will see the White Ferns tackle one of many qualifiers at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval on March 4 in a day-nighter.
CWC22 chief government Andrea Nelson stated she wished as many Kiwis as doable to expertise cricket’s pinnacle occasion.
“When New Zealand final hosted the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup again in 2000, the White Ferns got here away with our nation’s first and solely ladies’s world title to this point. That’s one thing I’m certain all Kiwi wouldn’t thoughts seeing once more.
“Attending World Cup matches at any of our six premium venues can be very inexpensive – an action-packed day trip for a household will price solely $35 (reserving charges apply), which we expect is actual worth for cash.”
White Ferns captain Sophie Devine believed enjoying at house could be a significant enhance for his or her aspect on the match.
“As a participant, there’s no higher feeling than strolling out on the pitch to a roaring house crowd.
“It’s been such a buzz to see Wellingtonians come out to help the [Wellington] Blaze and Firebirds on the Basin for the Tremendous Smash and I hope that help continues to develop for girls’s cricket as we put together for the World Cup in our personal yard.”
The White Ferns arrived in England on Saturday forward of a 3 T20 and 5 ODI match tour. Their opening match is a T20 towards England at Chelmsford on September 2.
AT A GLANCE:
Ladies’s Cricket World Cup warm-up week:
February 25 – Groups arrive in Christchurch
February 26 – All crew welcome & media day
February 27 – New Zealand v Qualifier – Bert Sutcliffe Oval
February 27 – Australia v Qualifier – Lincoln Inexperienced
February 27 – India v South Africa – Rangiora Oval
February 28 – Qualifier v England – Lincoln Inexperienced
March 1– New Zealand v Australia – Bert Sutcliffe Oval
March 1– Qualifier v India – Rangiora Oval
March 2– South Africa v England – Bert Sutcliffe Oval
March 2– Qualifier v Qualifier – Lincoln Inexperienced