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India seal women’s World Cup berth after Pakistan series scrapped

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India have qualified for the 2021 women’s World Cup after the International Cricket Council declared that the points from a cancelled series against Pakistan would be shared.  


The series, part of the ICC Women’s Championship, was unable to be played after India’s governing body, the BCCI, said it could not get government clearance to host Pakistan with tensions rising between the neighbours over the disputed Kashmir region.  


The ICC declared the circumstances a “force majeure” event and awarded the teams three points each.  
The decision means India sealed the final automatic qualifying spot on 23 points behind Australia (37), holders England (29) and South Africa (25) for the 50-over competition next year alongside hosts New Zealand. 
 “The technical committee concluded that the (India v Pakistan) series could not be played because of a Force Majeure event,” an ICC statement said late Wednesday.  


 (AFP) 

 


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