As per the recent reports, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plans to hold a cricket camp for the Indian women’s cricket team in October ahead of the T20 challenge. After the cancellation of the England tour of Indian women’s cricket team, there were several speculations made that the women’s exhibition IPL might also be cancelled for the year.
Senior team players of the Indian women’s cricket team were all concerned about what lies ahead for the women’s cricket team. But if the latest reports are to be believed, BCCI is now planning of holding a camp for the Indian women’s cricket team in October and also get South Africa to India if the situation allows.
The idea behind organizing the camp for the Indian women’s cricket team is to help them practice sufficiently before they gear up for the IPL in Dubai between 1st November to 10th November, competing for the women’s T20 challenge trophy. There have been several women’s IPL exhibition matches been conducted by the BCCI over the past couple of years, but the officials say it would still take some time to shape a full-fledged women’s T20 tournament.
The coronavirus pandemic around the world has already caused the Indian women’s cricket team to lose their hands on what could be called an opportunity for a challenging cricket competition in England. Amid all the cancellations, a camp to boost practice sessions would definitely pump and prepare the Indian women’s cricket team for the challenges ahead.
Mithali Raj, the Indian ODI women’s cricket team captain recently commented that this pandemic might have pushed the training and growth of the Indian women’s cricket team by at least two years. Mithali also said that while a fourth team could be added for the challenger series, which is played concurrently with the IPL, India is still at least 3 years away from hosting a full-fledged women’s IPL.