Women’s T20 Challenge: Players requested to assemble on October 13, lack of preparation time a priority

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Thirty-odd Indian gamers due to participate within the Women’s T20 Challenge within the UAE subsequent month have been requested to assemble in Mumbai by October 13 however quarantine necessities have put a query mark over their preparedness for the three-team competitors.

The BCCI has not introduced the groups but however Indian gamers, each worldwide and uncapped home, have been knowledgeable about their choice. After arriving in Mumbai from varied components of the nation on October 18, the gamers will quarantine for greater than every week and they are going to be examined a number of instances in that interval.

The gamers are prone to depart for UAE on October 22, after which they may go bear a six-day quarantine like all gamers competing within the males’s IPL. They will enter the occasion’s bio-bubble after three unfavourable RT-PCR assessments.

The event will run from November four to 9. “The players have been informed and a WhatsApp group has been created. A few U-19 players have also been picked. It will give them a lot of exposure,” a BCCI official informed PTI on Friday.

Veterans Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, who’ve retired from worldwide T20s, will characteristic once more within the event.In all probability, all 4 matches will probably be performed in Sharjah, the venue for 12 IPL video games  which additionally occurs to be the smallest floor among the many three IPL venues.

After present process quarantine Mumbai and UAE, the gamers can have lower than every week to acclimatise to the circumstances, having not performed the sport for greater than six months. The IPL groups arrived in UAE a month prematurely.

“It will be a challenge for sure. We have been training individually but the intensity of a team environment cannot be matched. We will quarantine in Mumbai for more than a week and then another week in Dubai. There will be three to four days before the event starts. Obviously, it is not going to be easy to perform,” mentioned a participant on circumstances of anonymity.

The Indian staff final performed in March. Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, there have been query marks over the occasion till BCCI president Sourav Ganguly assured that it could be happening throughout the IPL play-offs.

The BCCI is zeroing in on the international gamers for the competitors however they are going to be principally from the neighbouring Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and some from England and West Indies, who have not landed WBBL contracts.

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