The England Women’s team will use Derbyshire Incora County Ground as the bio-secure venue for their summer sessions.
The plans for the England Women’s team are yet to be finalized but the team is expected to play bilateral series against South Africa in September after India called off a proposed tri-series reported media. All the matches against South Africa will be played in Derbyshire & the Heather Knighted team will be assembling at the ground for a training camp. Derby is also currently being used as a base for touring Pakistan men’s team.
This announcement also means that the Derbyshire will not be playing any matches at their usual headquarters when the county season gets started next month. The county squad has been training at Repton School since the return from Furlough in July.
“England’s international fixtures are massively important to the whole game at all levels and we are pleased to have been chosen to host these high-profile training camps and matches this summer,” quoted Derbyshire’s chief executive, Ryan Duckett as saying.
“The Incora County Ground has developed into a prominent venue for international cricket, including hosting the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 and most recently a bio-secure training camp for the touring Pakistan squad,” he added.
The ECB has been working to schedule some International Cricket for the women’s team. Centrally contracted England players had returned to training last month.