India’s cricket board (BCCI) stated the participation of its prime 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 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 a few of the check 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 function 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 Huge Bash League Twenty20 competitors. “The concept is for them to get publicity in England,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal instructed Reuters by phone.
“A few of our boys have performed county cricket, and that has given them an amazing alternative and publicity. We wish to take ladies’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 ladies’s staff hosted South Africa for a limited-overs collection in March and the calendar instantly appears so much busier. The staff, beneath skipper Mithali Raj, will play their first check 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 check in Australia later this 12 months and there could possibly be extra lively in September-October if the BCCI can manage the Ladies’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.
“We’re making an attempt to determine if that may be performed with the UAE leg of the IPL,” Dhumal stated. “Hopefully we’ll get a window. We’ll should see venue availability as nicely.”