Cricket

England skipper Knight challenges ICC after World Cup washout

2020-03-05 11:18
Heather Knight (Getty)

Heather Knight has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to accomodate for rained-out fixtures at future Women's T20 World Cups by allocating reserve days after England were knocked out at the semi-final stage without a ball being bowled on Thursday.

Heavy rain caused a delay as the two sides waited to see if they would be able to take the field at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but the the match was later abandoned with India reaching the final.

England were eliminated as the absence of a reserve day meant India progressed after topping Group A, with Knight's side finishing as runners-up in Group B.

"It's the rules I guess. We signed up to it at the start of the tournament," Knight told Sky Sports.

"It's just frustrating really and it could have been avoided and you hope that now it is brought into the game in the future.

"That's what you need isn't it? There needs to be something wrong and something to be not quite right to get that rule change, hopefully that does change but that's up to the ICC.

"Hopefully there will be a rule change and another side won't have to go through this."

England lost to South Africa in their opening Group B game but reached the semi-finals after victories over Thailand, Pakistan and West Indies.

"There's not a lot we can do I guess. It's rained a lot and to not get the chance to fight to be in that final is very gutting," Knight added.

"It is what it is, losing that first game against South Africa has cost us ultimately."

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