Cricket - August 2, 2020

Women’s T20 Challenge to be held in UAE from November 1-10

A good news for the Indian cricket fans; Womens IPL to start

Former Indian captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that Women’s IPL (well known as women’s T20 challenge) will be held in UAE from 1st November. Sourav did not reveal details but another senior official said that the women’s T20 matches will be held during the last phase of IPL, like last year.

 

Likely, the top Australian cricketers may once again not play in the T20 Challenge for a second year running due to clash of WBBL and T20 challenge. Last year, Cricket Australia is understood to have not allowed their contracted women’s players to participate due to a men’s bilateral series dispute with the BCCI.

 

Last year, T20I captain and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana along with the ODI skipper Mithali Raj led the three sides in the second edition of the tournament, played in Jaipur.

 

The tournament is building on the moderate success garnered by a one-off game in 2018 before the board took concrete steps towards launching a full-fledged Women’s IPL. Unlike the previous year, the number of teams would be four and total matches would be seven.

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