WI-W vs NZ-W 2022 | Impending tropical storm postpones ODI series opener
West Indies players train ahead of first ODI (PC: Twitter)
The New Zealand Women’s team is currently in West Indies for a three-match ODI and five-match T20I series. The first of the three 50-overs international was slated to be played on September 16 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
However, Cricket West Indies have announced a postponement of the series opener, courtesy of an impending passage of a tropical storm nearby the venue.
CWI postpones first ODI, to release updates soon
Cricket West Indies is currently in talks with the New Zealand Cricket Board, in regards to a revamp in the series’ schedule. As per the original itinerary, all eight matches of the tour are slated to be played at the same venue.
With the threat of a potential tropical storm looming around the stadium, the matches of the series might even see a shift in the venue. Cricket West Indies have already stated that they will soon be updating their stance on the fixtures.
Meanwhile, the ODI matches form a part of the ongoing 2022–2025 ICC Women's Championship. The championship itself will determine the qualification for the 2025 Women’s World Cup.
The series marks the first set of fixtures for both sides in the competition.