Cricket Australia, which is facing a huge financial crisis, is considering making up for the loss of the 2020-21 schedule. Alyssa Healy, the star Australian bats-woman, fears that the make-up plan might hit Women’s Cricket schedule.
She urged the Cricket Australia not to reduce its domestic female tournaments as part of cost-cutting measures. She also hoped that Cricket Australia will continue to investment strongly in women’s cricket.
We don’t want to lose any cricket
A proposal of shorter domestic schedule for Australia men’s and women’s cricket has already been tabled before the apex governing body of cricket in Australia. Although, no decision has been made yet over the proposal, Alyssa Healy shared her opinion.
“We don’t want to lose any cricket. I don’t feel our domestic players get to play enough as it is,” said Healy in ‘The unplayable Podcast’.
She further said losing game would be a real shame as women cricketers do not get much action in the domestic turf.
“Especially the WBBL, it’s such a great tournament for us and it’s the bulk of the cricket we get to play. We don’t get to play much 50-over cricket in our domestic competition and that’s something that us as a playing group have been really pushing for in the last few years, that the WNCL competition is looked after.”
We want to play as much cricket as we can
The Aussie women wicket-keeper said that losing cricket at a time when 50 over World Cup is already scheduled to be played will lose the momentum.
“Knowing there’s a 50-over World Cup on the horizon in February, we want to be playing as much cricket as we can to gain some momentum leading into that.”
Concluding her statement on the topic she hoped that Cricket Australia will definitely discuss the summer plan with cricketers before designing the final schedule.