Sharjah likely to host Women’s T20 Challenge

A bit extra clarity has emerged all-around the Women’s T20 Obstacle, which is scheduled to be held future month on the sidelines of the IPL. Some thirty-36 Indian players who will just take portion in the a few-team event in the UAE are most likely to assemble in Mumbai on Oct 13 for a nine-day quarantine. This is the initially clear sign of the scheduling and logistical course of action for these players due to the fact the announcement of the event on August two.

ESPNcricinfo also understands that all a few matches of the T20 Obstacle are most likely to be held in the emirate of Sharjah. Host to twelve IPL matches this calendar year, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has now staged 4 video games, with 7 out of 8 innings yielding totals of 200 or extra. On September 13, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had visited the stadium for a plan inspection together with the IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George, and treasurer Arun Dhumal.

The Indian board has not designed any official announcements on the T20 Obstacle, its fixtures, or the squads’ make-up due to the fact August two. Even so, it is comprehended that together with the support workers of the a few teams, the Indian players, coming in from a number of states with significant Covid-19 caseloads such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and West Bengal, are anticipated to achieve Dubai by Oct 21.

The coming jointly of the Indian global and domestic players in Mumbai, dwelling to the BCCI headquarters, with some two.two lakh Covid-19 instances documented to day in the city, will also mark their initially inter-state or inter-city journey undertaken for playing commitments less than the BCCI due to the fact the pandemic took maintain in India mid-March. All domestic cricket – both women’s and men’s – operate by the BCCI has remained suspended due to the fact.

As discovered previously by ESPNcricinfo, the third edition of the T20 Obstacle is most likely to operate from November 4 to 9 during the IPL playoffs 7 days, with all squads put up in 1 resort – which will most likely be in Dubai – less than a strictly monitored biosecure atmosphere. Just like the 8 IPL franchises, the women’s contingent, as well, will undergo a obligatory 6-day quarantine at the team resort during which assessments will be carried out on days 1, a few and 5. At the time they clear all a few assessments, they will be allowed to start off instruction. The event is most likely to be preceded by a stipulated range of instruction sessions, most most likely 4 for just about every team.

Though there will barely be any Australians or New Zealanders participating in the event – a clash in its scheduling with the Women’s Huge Bash League, which commences on Oct twenty five, has rendered that close to difficult – illustration from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and a several other countries is most likely.

Final calendar year India T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s side Supernovas defeated her ODI counterpart Mithali Raj’s Velocity in Jaipur to get their 2nd straight title, with Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers eliminated in the league stage.