England Netball have announced that due to unforeseen circumstances with visa issues, Malawi are unable to fulfill their opening fixture of the proposed three match Series in Liverpool this Sunday. Following this news, England Netball confirmed that Wales will now be taking on England in a full international while the England ‘A’ side will face off against Scotland as the home nations descend upon the Echo Arena.
Having previously received assurances that the issue was resolved, England Netball contacted the Home Office who regrettably informed them that the application had not been made. They are currently working extremely hard with the Home Office and the International Netball Federation to ensure that The Queens are able to obtain their visas and travel to play in the final two matches of the Series in London and Worcester.
Tickets purchased for Sunday’s games remain valid for all spectators. As a special thank you to fans attending the match at the Echo Arena, England Netball will be offering a little christmas treat upon arrival.
For any supporters with questions or queries in regards to their match tickets, you can find out more information via your point of purchase. This will be through Sky Tickets or the Echo Arena box office.
England Netball have apologised for any inconvenience caused by this announcement and to extended their kindest thanks to all of their wonderful fans who continue to unite in red and support the England team ahead of their World Cup adventure.
This is disappointing news but huge credit to the hard working people at England Netball who have managed to avert disaster and organise at such short notice an alternate opponent for the Lionesses.