Reports are in the air of the Women’s T20 Challenge not in a way to be held this year amid the previous expectations of it is taking place hand-in-hand with the IPL that has been most probably scheduled to resume in UAE in September and will go on to end in October.
“There was no discussion on Women’s T20 Challenge in the last SGM but the board has already finalized this. India will be touring Australia in September for a long tour and with WBBL following, so naturally, we are not in a position to host the event,” a senior BCCI official told cricket.com.
There have been a ton of debates around the Women’s T20 Challenge, over the most recent months. The BCCI has been put to a sheer wave of questions being targeted for the supposed dissimilarity between both the sectors of cricket, men and women, being played in the country. The Council has been reluctant in getting sorted out with the Women’s IPL, while the distinction in the yearly agreements at first and secondly, the women not getting their work-about being accounted for the concluded WT20, exacerbated the situation for the BCCI, this year.
What’s more, presently, taking the breath badly, is that this year’s Women’s T20 Challenge won’t be featuring in the Middle East despite the IPL being signalled to air and continue in the not-so-distant-future, in the wake of getting deferred before, because of the surging cases of COVID. As late as that, it has been around the girth of reports that the Women’s T20 Challenge wasn’t so much as a subject of conversation in the Council’s latest gathering as India will be making a visit to Australia when the leftover of the IPL is all set and will be occurring in UAE, in the nearing future, this year.
“Title Sponsors Reliance Jio has also been informed of the development by the board. There is a World Cup in a few months and our focus lies in conducting both IPL and World Cup smoothly,” the source further added.
During the past version of the Women’s T20 Challenge, held in the UAE, top ladies cricketers from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa had missed as Women’s Big Bash League conflicted with the BCCI-sponsored show matches. Cricketers from Sri Lanka, West Indies, England and Nepal partook in the competition however this year it looks impossible even those players can make it to India.
The Indian side will visit Australia for a noteworthy odd-ball Pink Ball Test and will likewise play three ODIs and T20s each, and as a huge account during the long stretches of September and October.