India’s cricket board (BCCI) stated the participation of its high ladies gamers in The Hundred in England will give them a lot wanted expertise and publicity to elite opposition forward of the 50-overs World Cup in New Zealand subsequent yr.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn’t permit its male gamers to take part in abroad franchise-based leagues, although a number of the take a look at specialists have performed county cricket 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.
Kaur and Mandhana have additionally beforehand performed in Australia’s Massive Bash League Twenty20 competitors. “The concept is for them to get publicity in England,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal advised Reuters by phone.
“A few of our boys have performed county cricket, and that has given them an important alternative and publicity. We need to take ladies’s cricket ahead equally. “These experiences will certainly come in useful within the World Cup subsequent yr.”
After a yr with out worldwide cricket as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the India ladies’s crew hosted South Africa for a limited-overs collection in March and the calendar instantly appears so much busier. The crew, 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.
India will play their maiden pink-ball take a look at in Australia later this yr and there might be extra lively 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 boys’s Indian Premier League, which was suspended final month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re attempting to determine if that may be performed with the UAE leg of the IPL,” Dhumal stated. “Hopefully we’ll get a window. We’ll must see venue availability as nicely.”