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England Women’s team return to training

Katherine Brunt

Sports in general have been up in the air in recent times, but certain sectors have opted to decide upon and announce return dates. When it comes to the England women’s cricket team, training is set to recommence for them on Monday, June 22. With the announcement of such, hope remains in place for the women’s players to salvage what is left of their international season in the summer months.

That’s quite the parallel to earlier on this month, when it was feared that women’s cricket may not proceed at all for the remainder of 2020. According to a report, Clare Connor had noted that the men’s international game “had to take priority”, due to the fact that £280 million worth of broadcasting deals depended on such.

Thursday, June 11 saw the men return to their training grounds, with an aim to commence gameplay again on July 8. And now it’s the women’s turn to resume training, with June 22 marking their first formal, in-person training session since they exited the T20 World Cup in the semi-finals following an unplayed match against India, who advanced due to finishing at the top of Group A.

New plans are currently trying to be formulated by the ECB in order to organise dates for England’s women’s cricket this year, with Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa. The South Africa series, which features four one-day internationals and two T20s, has the potential to proceed on at current, as it’s due to begin on September 1.

Looking Forward to More Women’s Cricketing Games

With the announcement of the training date for the England women’s cricket team, a welcome back to some sort of normal form has been brought into place. Women’s domestic cricket may not currently have any competition within the calendar, so the possibility of international dates is a cause for excitement. Both men’s and women’s domestic cricket restart dates have been pushed back until at least August 1 of 2020. However, the Hundreds were cancelled in April, so the chances of there being a domestic women’s competition taking place this year completely rests on the new regional format. There are no formal plans in place where this is concerned just yet, though.

Fortunately, this gives sports bettors a bit more time to find themselves an appropriate sportsbook to place their favourite wagers on women’s cricket once it returns to full action. There are certain sites which also provide mobile betting, such as 22Bet for example. All you need to do is learn how to install 22Bet mobile app for Android or for iOS and you can proceed with sports betting from your smartphone or tablet. This means that in theory, you shouldn’t miss out on placing your favourite sports bets wherever you are.

Whatever the case may be, the return to training and competitions for both men’s and women’s cricket is welcomed by fans around the world. The hope is that plenty of cricket gameplay will be able to proceed this year and on into 2021 as well.

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