Sourav Ganguly, whose tenure as BCCI president ended last week, has claimed that BCCI is planning to host women IPL later this year with Men’s IPL in September-November in UAE.
Many had claimed that BCCI has neglected women’s cricket as they are busy scheduling the Men’s IPL. But Ganguly has proclaimed that the Indian board is focusing to organise the league for women’s cricketer.
National camp to be organized for women’s cricketer: Sourav Ganguly
The former Indian captain also informed that the board is also planning to organise the national camp for the cricketers. However, he, further, didn’t disclose any details but according to a source the Women’s league will be held between November 1-10 after which, the contracted players will have the national camp.
“I can confirm to you that the women’s IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,” Ganguly told PTI ahead of the IPL Governing Council meeting later on Sunday.”
“The women’s Challenger series is likely to be held between November 1-10 and there could be a camp before that,” the source said.
Sourav Ganguly opines why they delayed the decision:
Ganguly said that the board didn’t want to expose cricketer to the deadly coronavirus, therefore, they had delayed the arrangement of camp. But as the cricket needs to be back, he said that the board is planning for the year ahead.
“We couldn’t have exposed any of our cricketers — be it male or female to health risk. It would have been dangerous,” Ganguly said.
“The NCA also remained shut because of COVID-19. But we have a plan in place and we will have a camp for women, I can tell you that,” he added.
India’s women cricket last played in the T20 World Cup 2020 in March. For the first time, Harmanpreet Kaur led side reached the grand finale of the event. However, they lost against the eventual winners Australia.
They were set to play ODI tri-series against England and South Africa but the series got cancelled because of the coronavirus.