Former India girls’s crew captain Anjum Chopra firmly believes that the BCCI has a plan for ladies’s cricket however she desires the Board to speak its concepts further particularly. Speaking to PTI, Chopra, who’s now a victorious broadcaster, stated the BCCI is pondering in earnest concerning the progress of girls’s cricket.
“It’s not that the BCCI is not thinking about women’s cricket. I only think they need to be more specific in communication about women’s cricket,” Chopra instructed PTI.
“I firmly believe that they must be thinking about women’s cricket but the communication all this while has been very specific to men’s cricket.” The newest set off for criticism of BCCI was India’s withdrawal from a tour of England in September owing to logistical points arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chopra concedes it was “not nice” however Indian players’ participation within the girls’s IPL, in November, will still be helpful preparation for subsequent yr’s ODI World Cup.
“It is heartening to see women’s cricket making headlines. They should have been a part of that England tour and it did not feel nice initially but the women’s IPL, irrespective of the format, will be helpful for World Cup preparations. Any form of cricket is good preparation,” Chopra stated.
“Missing out on a tournament is not nice, but logistically there may have been issues. And you can’t send an under-prepared team.”
“If you see in isolation we may have missed out on an opportunity to play in England. The more the girls play the better it is, before playing a tournament of the stature of World Cup. The assurance from the president is a very good thing.”
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Chopra welcomed the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI’s determination to carry the ladies’s occasion within the UAE alongside the IPL, which can run from September 19 to November 10. The girls’s IPL will coincide with the enterprise finish of the lads’s league.
“I am definitely happy, it’s always nice to be part of any cricket anywhere across the world.
“They should have been nearing the final stages of the preparation for the World Cup by now, but because of the pandemic things did not go as planned,” she added.
Chopra had a victorious worldwide career spanning over 17 years, throughout which she represented India in a record six World Cups and have become the primary lady cricketer to look in 100 One-day Internationals.
She additionally felt that the pandemic wouldn’t have a lot influence on the ladies’s game that has gained momentum in latest occasions.
“…Cricket was on pause button…Once cricket resumes and players are back on the park, everything is going to get picked up. It might take some time to get started as everything starts from zero…
“The awareness the women’s game has created, I hope it stays. They will just restart, not start after the pandemic.”