BCCI mentioned the participation of its high girls gamers in The Hundred in England will give them much-needed expertise and publicity to elite opposition forward of the 50-overs World Cup in New Zealand subsequent 12 months.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn’t enable its male gamers to take part in abroad franchise-based leagues, although among the take a look at specialists have performed county cricket in England.
BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal: Concept Is For Girls Cricketers To Get Publicity In England
The inaugural version of the 100-ball competitors, which options eight franchises with separate males’s and girls’s groups, begins on the Oval on July 21 and can characteristic 5 Indian gamers together with T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, her deputy Smriti Mandhana and explosive opener Shafali Verma. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have additionally beforehand performed in Australia’s Massive Bash League Twenty20 competitors.
“The thought is for them to get publicity in England,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal informed Reuters by phone.
“A few of our boys have performed county cricket, and that has given them a terrific alternative and publicity. We wish to take girls’s cricket ahead equally. “These experiences will certainly come in useful within the World Cup subsequent 12 months.”
After a 12 months with out worldwide cricket as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the India girls’s staff hosted South Africa for a limited-overs sequence in March and the calendar out of the blue seems to be rather a lot busier.
The staff, below skipper Mithali Raj, will play their first take a look at in seven years subsequent week once they face England in Bristol, with the tour additionally together with three one-dayers and three T20 matches. Mithali Raj will likely be captaining the ODI and Check sides, whereas the accountability of main India Girls within the shortest format will likely be on Harmanpreet Kaur.
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India will play their maiden pink-ball take a look at in Australia later this 12 months and there might be extra exercise in September-October if the BCCI can set up the Girls’s T20 Problem within the United Arab Emirates. The Problem would run alongside the rest of the lads’s Indian Premier League, which was suspended final month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.