Turkey withdraw from Women’s T20 WC Europe Qualifer

Dubai, Aug 25: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that Turkey have withdrawn from the Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier as the necessary approval and travel documentation required due to COVID-19 restrictions for the team was not able to be secured from the Turkish Sports Ministry.
The event due to start on Thursday in La Manga, Spain will now see the Qualifier be played as five-team tournament with a revised fixture.
”It is with great regret that Turkey will not be taking part in the Europe Qualifier at La Manga. We have been in communication with the Federation over the past month to provide any assistance to secure their arrival into Spain in time for the event and would like to thank the Federation for their efforts in trying to secure the documentation,” said Andy Wright, ICC Regional Development Manager – Europe in a statement.
”We have worked closely with the remaining participating teams and the event will now be played as a five-team tournament. We are looking forward to seeing play getting underway tomorrow in what is still set to be a very competitive event,” he added.
The revised fixtures are:
August 26, 2021 – Netherlands v Scotland (10:30); Ireland v Germany (10:30); France v Netherlands
August 27, 2021 – Germany v France (10:30); Ireland v Scotland (10:30); Netherlands v Germany
August 28, 2021 – Rest Day
August 29, 2021 – France v Ireland (10:30); Scotland v Germany
August 30, 2021 – Netherlands v Ireland (10:30); Scotland v France

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