Women’s cricket in India has come to a crushing stop because of COVID-19 pandemic, but BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had constantly maintained that the three-team contender Series would surely take rest.
A superior IPL bureaucrat established the development on Wednesday the much-awaited Challenger series popularly known as women’s mini IPL held in the United Arab Emirates from November 4 to nine.
Women’s cricket in India has come to a crush halt because of COVID-19 pandemic and there was a lot of censure directed at the BCCI even though President Sourav Ganguly had constantly maintained that the three-team tournament would certainly take place has now been confirm by a senior official currently in the UAE.
“Yes, the dates of the tournament have been finalized. It will be held from November 4 to 9. There will be single round robin league between the three teams Trailblazers, Velocity, and Supernovas along with the final. In all four matches will be held,” a senior IPL official privy to the development told PTI on conditions of secrecy.
The official said, “The final has been slotted on November 9 as we didn’t want to schedule on the day of the men’s final. There is enormous interest for the women’s event and it’s only commercially prudent that it is separated from men’s event.”
Only last week, Neetu Davi entrusted to pick the three-squad the BCCI has announced the new women selection panel under former left-arm spinner.
A six-day obligatory quarantine period on influx except the health safety rules change it expected that the teams will be flying to the UAE by the second week of October and will undergo.
“The girls haven’t had training for such a long time and they would need to be given adequate time for net practice,” the source said.
Teams need to carry more players it expected that all three teams will have girls that are more Indian this time consider the fact that for health safety reasons.
Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), where they have already signed former bonds also top players from Australia and England will not be available due to be. The dates of WBBL are conflicting with Women’s Challengers.
In WBBL but now they will not be a part of the cash rich women’s franchise league three Indian players Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, and Harman prêt Kaur were expected to feature.
The four matches are likely to hold in Sharjah or Dubai considering that Abu Dhabi has divide quarantine rules.