BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Wants Women’s T20 to Restart

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly while giving the go ahead for IPL 2020 has also confirmed that Women’s T20 will continue as planned.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The 39th BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the Women’s T20 Challenge or women’s IPL has not been shelved. As per ‘Dada’ the tournament is “very much on”. The first port of call for Ganguly was to ensure the more lucrative IPL 2020 was rescheduled for this year. It has now been confirmed that IPL 2020 will be taking place in UAE from 19th September till 8th November.

As per Ganguly, the women’s tournament will also be fit around this schedule. Dada had the following to say “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 also did mention that the women cricketers will have a camp which at present has been delayed due to the pandemic.

“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.”

At present, Ganguly is waiting on a Supreme Court decision with regards to the waiver of the cooling-off period to continue in the position. While the former Indian captain did not provide specifics, another senior official gave the insight that the women’s tournament is most likely to be held during the last stage of IPL.

“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.

BCCI is also hard at work when it comes to looking beyond the t20 tournaments and is creating a schedule for the women’s team where they will play a white ball series against South Africa and West Indies before playing the ODI World Cup in New Zealand next year.

The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) is meant to be held between October and November though no confirmation has been given by BCCI or other cricketing bodies regarding the participation of their players.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]