According to reports in Hindustan Times, the much-anticipated debut of Indian women cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur in the Women’s Big Bash League(WBBL) might be delayed due to her commitments towards the national team.
The Indian vice-captain created history a week ago after she became the first Indian player to get a contract from an overseas Twenty20 franchise after penning down a historic deal with WBBL’s defending champions Sydney Thunder.
However, Kaur’s dreams of playing in the league look bleak right now. According to reports in the daily, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to host West Indies in November and Sri Lanka in December due to which the domestic season for the women players will start in October. With the WBBL scheduled from December 10 to January 28, it seems difficult for the Indian cricketer to play during the initial phase of the tournament. However, she might play during the later stage of the tournament.
“India is bound to host West Indies and Sri Lanka as these series were scheduled to take place earlier this year. It is a commitment that the BCCI has to fulfill,” a source told the daily.
The Punjab cricketer has been in rich form since she slammed a 31-ball 46 in India’s highest ever run chase in T20 cricket against Australia in Adelaide earlier this year. India, after winning the Adelaide game, went on to clinch a historic series win Down Under. Harmanpreet also impressed in the World Twenty20 smashing 125 runs from six outings.