‘Would you still accuse me?’ – Sourav Ganguly feels there is a lot of women’s cricket happening
Four women’s cricketers including the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Deepti Sharma have been awarded No Objection Certificate for participating in The Hundred.
Updated - May 10, 2021 10:22 am
In the past months, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has organized a lot of tournaments for Men’s team including IPL 2021, India tour of Australia, England tour of India, and IPL 2021. In comparison to the Men’s cricket team, the women’s team has hardly played any cricket and the same has resulted in the fans accusing BCCI of not paying attention to the women’s team.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly finally opened on the accusations that Indian women’s cricket has continued to languish under the BCCI. Ganguly asserted that it isn’t the board’s fault as the whole world has been gripped with a deadly coronavirus and that has made hosting tournaments really tough.
“What to do? We have been living with this deadly virus. Other than the men’s cricket, we had the women’s IPL. South Africa women played here,” Ganguly said in an interview with Sportstar.
Further, Ganguly counted the matches that India’s Women’s team will be playing. The former Indian captain revealed that the women’s team will travel to England alongside Men’s team on June 2 for a lone Test match followed by three One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.
Our women are going to play Test cricket after eight years: Sourav Ganguly
He added that after the England tour, the women’s team will play against West Indies, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. Also, four women’s cricketers including the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Deepti Sharma have been awarded No Objection certificate for participating in The Hundred.
“Our women are going to play Test cricket after eight years. They play a Test in Bristol and six ODIs and T20Is. Would you still accuse me of not supporting women’s cricket? West Indies will come and play in India. There is a lot of women’s cricket happening. We had to cancel the women’s IPL and schedule it for September-October.
“Now the women’s team is leaving for England on June 2. They have a lot of cricket there. They have got England, Australia. Then South Africa comes here. Some of them are playing 100-ball cricket in England. Some are playing the Big Bash in Australia. Then they go to New Zealand for a series, and then they play the World Cup,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.