Women resigned to play-offs
VIJAYAWADA – Head coach Vasbert Drakes says West Indies Women are already bracing for the harsh reality of having to play a qualifying series in order to secure a berth at next year’s ICC 50-overs World Cup in England.
The Caribbean girls suffered a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of India Women when they went down by 15 runs in the final One-Day International on Wednesday.
The defeat severely dented the Windies’ chances of automatic qualification for the World Cup as they will now have to depend on the results of other games in the ICC Women’s Championship in order to know their fate.
“If we’re going to be realistic, it’s about playing cricket consistently and winning critical periods which would allow us to win a major competition. In terms of the resilience when it matters and that competitiveness, we weren’t able to do that, so we’ve got to face the reality,” Drakes said. (CMC)
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