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Sharjah Likely to Host Women’s T20 Challenge in November

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is expected to host the Women’s T20 Challenge, according to the recent report of Sportstar. The tournament is scheduled to take place between November 1 and 10. Earlier in August, the IPL Governing Council had decided to host a three-team tournament with four games.

Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has reached Dubai on September 9 and visited the Sharjah stadium on Sunday. Ganguly reached there along with IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George and treasurer Arun Dhumal for a routine look-over as the stadium alongside the other two will host the entire edition of Indian Premier League.

However, it is noteworthy that the Indian team last played in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup in March.

“The players have been out of action for nearly six months, so they will take some time to attain match fitness. Even though they are doing individual training, it would take a few weeks to get things in place,” said an official.

Women's T20 Challenge
Women’s T20 Challenge ©PTI

However, the players are likely to reach the UAE in the third or fourth week of October, follow the rules placed amid the COVID-19 situation. They are also expected to have a camp before the Women’s T20 Challenge as well.

While the one-off exhibition match of Women’s T20 Challenge played between Supernovas and Trailblazers in 2018 in Mumbai, one more team was added in 2019 – Team Velocity. With three teams and four matches, the tournament became successful. This year it was about to be a four-team tournament but COVID-19 pandemic put a halt in every sporting event across the globe.

Earlier the Indian team was scheduled to travel to England for a tri-series involving South Africa but later the BCCI pulled out the name amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Even the ICC Cricket World Cup has also been postponed until 2022 – which was earlier scheduled to take place next year in New Zealand.

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