Shantha Rangaswamy hopes that Women’s T20 problem results in full-fledged Women’s IPL within the close to future.© Twitter
BCCI Apex Council member and former India captain Shantha Rangaswamy on Monday stated the board’s resolution to organise Women’s T20 Challenge throughout the IPL exhibits that it stays dedicated to the sport. She hoped it will result in a full-fledged Women’s IPL within the close to future. The BCCI had obtained criticism for withdrawing the Indian ladies’s workforce from a tri-series in England in September at a time when it was gearing up for the IPL, scheduled from September 19-November 10 within the UAE.The India gamers haven’t performed because the T20 World Cup closing in March.
“Those who were predicting doomsday for women’s cricket, I want to say to them BCCI is interested in promoting women’s cricket and I would like to thank Brijesh Patel (IPL Chairman), president (Sourav Ganguly) and secretary (Jay Shah) for making this possible in these tough times,” Shantha informed PTI.
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI had introduced that the Women’s T20 Challenge may have 4 groups, another than final 12 months.
“It was supposed to be a four-team event this year but the venue change has made the task much tougher. I am happy that it is happening and hopefully will lead to a franchise-based tournament like the IPL in the near future,” she stated.
The Women’s T20 Challenge is clashing with the Big Bash League in Australia and star Australian participant Alyssa Healy has questioned the timing of the occasion.
“We are going through unprecedented times and the board has done the best it could in the current scenario,” Shantha added.
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