The tournament is scheduled to start on May 23.
The Women’s T20 Challenge will return during the current playoffs Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI announced the three-team tournament schedule a couple of days ago, and now the board is busy confirming the presence of foreign players. It is reported that as many as 12 foreign stars are taking part in the competition, including England captain Heather Knight and the first ICC wheelchair user Sophie Ecclestone.
Interestingly, only one Australian Alana King has confirmed her availability. In addition to Knight and Ecclestone, Daniel Wyatt, Sophie Dunkley, Laura Woolworth, Marianne Cap, Deandra Dotin and Hailey Matthews are other foreign players who have signed up for the tournament.
“Heather Knight has confirmed her presence. Alana has also confirmed and is the only Australian. A total of 12 foreign players are available, ”a BCCI source said, News18 reports. The listed foreign stars are currently busy playing in the current Fairbreak Invitational T20 tournament in the UAE.
Meanwhile, Indian players are expected to be selected soon, and the T20 women’s trophy has only recently ended. Performances in the tournament will be taken into account in the selection of cricket players for the three teams.
The Women’s T20 Challenge will begin on May 23rd
Although the team schedule has not been announced, the women’s T20 Challenge is set to begin on May 23rd. While the second and third games will take place on May 24 and 26, respectively, the final is scheduled for May 28, ahead of the men’s IPL final. All matches will take place at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
It is expected to be the latest edition of the women’s T20 Challenge competition BCCI planning a full-fledged women’s IPL with six teams from next year. Although little is known about the same at the moment, it was previously reported that existing franchises from Men’s IPL will be able to own a team in the women’s IPL.