Indian cricketers welcomed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s announcement that the Women’s IPL will be held during the men’s event in the UAE however the international stars have referred to as the timing a disgrace because the occasion might conflict with the Big Bash League in Australia. The Indian crew has not performed because the T20 World Cup last since March. Mithali, who solely performs ODIs, final performed in November.
With the tour of England in cancelled, it appeared the ladies will not get a lot recreation time earlier than the ODI World Cup in February-March.
However, Ganguly’s announcement on Sunday has eased some considerations.
“This is excellent news. Our ODI World Cup campaign to finally kick start. A big thank you to @SGanguly99 @BCCI @JayShah and thank you @BoriaMajumdar for your support to women’s cricket,” India’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj tweeted.
Senior spinner Poonam Yadav wrote: “Good news! Thank you @SGanguly99 and the BCCI.”
The four-team Women’s IPL is prone to held between November 1-10 whereas the Big Bash is scheduled from October 17 to November 29.
The BCCI’s resolution has not enthused star international gamers like Australia’s Alyssa Healy and New Zealand veteran Suzie Bates.
“So the Indian players who’ve already signed WBBL contracts will do what? And all the international marquee players that will be in aus for wbbl? Good luck with it” requested Healy on Twitter.
Bates tweeted: “What a huge shame for both the WBBL and WIPL competitions there is a clash”.
Australia batter Rachael Haynes agreed together with her teammate Healy and Bates.
“Agree. If true, it’s a shame… while the game continues to grow, premier domestic competitions do not need to compete against each other. They can be used to showcase the game and support its development around the world,” Haynes wrote on Twitter.
The BCCI had acquired some criticism for cancelling the ladies crew’s tour of England at a time when the IPL preparations are on full swing.
The males’s IPL shall be held between September 19 and November eight or 10 (last date but to be locked in) within the UAE because of the surge in COVID-19 instances in India. The four-team ladies’s occasion will even be match into the schedule, in line with the BCCI chief.
“I can confirm to you that the women’s IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,” Ganguly advised PTI forward of the IPL Governing Council assembly on Sunday.
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