Smriti Mandhana open heartily welcomes the BCCI’s decision to conduct Women’s T20 League which will be held in the UAE from November 1- 10.
Indian batting Star Smriti Mandhana said that she is “really looking forward” to play in the tournament. Her comments come immediately after the BCCI confirmed that the Women’s T20 League will be played from November 1-10 in the UAE.
“Welcome move, really looking forward to playing the Women’s T20 Challenge,” Mandhana tweeted.
On Sunday the BCCI had confirmed that Women’s T20 Challenge in another words Women’s Team IPL will take place in the UAE & will comprise of three teams with four matches each which is slated to be played during the IPL Playoff Week from 1st November to 10th November respectively.
Many Indian Stars such as Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav & Veda Krishnamurthy praised the move of BCCI to go ahead with the Women’s T20 League. This tournament will help the Women’s team to do some much required practice before the 50 over World Cup which is scheduled to be played in New Zealand next year.
However Australian players have expressed their disappointment regarding the dates of the Women’s IPL League. The tournament is set to clash with the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia as the latter has been scheduled for October 17-November 29. This clash clearly mean that several International Marquee players will have to choose whether they have to play in Women’s IPL or Women’s Big Bash league which would be really a tough decision for them as both the leagues are big platforms for the players. The men’s IPL will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE & the tournament will be of 53 days.