The Women’s T20 Challenge is likely to be postponed due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country and the potential unavailability of foreign players due to travel restrictions.
Even though the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) has not made an official announcement, knowledgeable sources have confirmed that it would be a logistical challenge to fly with overseas cricketers from England. , Australia, the West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa. “With various countries imposing travel restrictions on India, it definitely seems impossible at the moment to fly players. So at this point things look tough,” the source said.
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Previously, the Council had planned to host the tournament in Delhi. When asked, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials confirmed Sports star Tuesday that they haven’t heard anything about the tournament yet.
The Women’s T20 Challenge usually takes place during the knockout phase of the Indian Premier League, but this time around with the country witnessing an increase in the number of cases, many foreign players have pulled out of the IPL and at this point , the officials of the BCCI. agree that it seems “highly unlikely” that the women’s tournament can take place now. While the UK has put India on its travel red list, Australia has suspended all direct flights from India for a few weeks. Even the UAE has put restrictions, which makes it difficult.
Last year, the Women’s T20 Challenge was held in Sharjah, but Australian players and some English players did not make it to the tournament as the tournament clashed with the Women’s Big Bash League. Top players like Danielle Wyatt, Sune Luus, Chamari Attapattu, Deandra Dottin, however, were in the tournament. The tournament started in 2018 and has received huge success over the past few years.