back icon
04 Oct 2020 | 05:19 AM
Mithali welcomes Sri Lanka tour after Women's IPL
India's ODI skipper said that she is happy that her team will be back in India jersey.

The Indian women's team in all likelihood will resume its bilateral engagements with a tour of Sri Lanka, which the BCCI is trying to schedule after the women's IPL from November 4-9 in the UAE. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the women's team could tour the island nation right after the WIPL (Challengers series) but a big bone of contention could be the 14-day mandatory quarantine in Sri Lanka.

"There is a bright a chance that India will be travelling to Sri Lanka after women's IPL for a three-match ODI and three match T20 series," a senior BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.

"Obviously, quarantine duration is an issue as we saw that Bangladesh men's team's tour was postponed. However we are very hopeful that our women's team will be playing Lanka," the official added.

It is expected that just like the men's team will directly fly to Australia from Dubai, the women cricketers are also expected to leave for Sri Lanka after completing their WIPL engagement which concludes on November 9. Women's team ODI skipper Mithali Raj welcomed the move, happy that her team will be back in India jersey.

"It's really exciting that in all probability, Indian women's team would start their international engagements even before the men's team. The 'WIPL' will be a nice preparation for the tour. I would like to thank BCCI for their efforts which shows that they care for women's cricket," the ODI skipper told PTI.

She conceded that girls will be rusty initially due to the break but it won't be long before they are all back in match mode. "Look, all the girls for the past one month have been practising in their respective cities but initially there could be some rustiness which is understandable as you regroup. 

"As you converge together as a team, you take a few days to get your bearings. I am confident that it won't take long," Mithali added.

However the skipper didn't comment whether a lengthy quarantine in Sri Lanka will affect the rhythm if they don't get to train.

"Look, I don't know about the logistics part so it won't be fair on my part to comment on quarantine rules. The Sri Lanka tour I believe is still two months away, so you can expect that situation would improve and just like sports, business, everything is gradually reopening," she concluded.

Mithali Dorai RajIndia WomenSri Lanka Women vs India Women
Related Articles
Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were scheduled to play a three-match Test series Under the ICC World Test Championship
SLC Media Release
28 Sep 2020
BCCI thinking of women's cricket, just needs to be more specific in communication: Anjum Chopra
Speaking to PTI, Chopra, who is now a successful broadcaster, said the BCCI is thinking in earnest about the progress of women's cricket
04 Aug 2020
Overseas players express disappointment as women IPL dates clash with WBBL
After Sourav Ganguly announced the women’s IPL could be conducted during men’s T20 league, Australia cricketer Alyssa Healy took a dig at BCCI staff
02 Aug 2020
Mithali and Co welcome Ganguly's announcement on Women's IPL
The BCCI had received some criticism for cancelling the women team's tour of England
02 Aug 2020
We are going ahead with women's IPL on time: BCCI President Ganguly
The BCCI president did not divulge details but another senior official said that women's Challenger will be held during the last phase of IPL like last year
02 Aug 2020
CSA and CWI postpone Women's ODI and men's A team series'
Both series were scheduled to be held in the Caribbean
Cricket South Africa Media Release
13 May 2020
Heather Knight concerned for women's sport post-virus
There are concerns that cash-strapped governing bodies, desperate to regain lost income, will prioritise money-spinning men's events over generally less lucrative women's fixtures when live action resumes
27 Apr 2020
Mithali Raj wants women's IPL next year, says BCCI shouldn't wait forever
In 2019, a three-team women's tournament was held featuring sides called IPL Velocity, IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas
26 Mar 2020
Start full-fledged women's IPL from next year to tap talent: Gavaskar
The former India captain is happy with how the BCCI is managing women's cricket
09 Mar 2020
Equal prize money for men and women in England's Hundred
The ECB said the total prize budget of £600,000 would be split fifty-fifty between the women's and men's competitions
04 Mar 2020
Cricket like never before
Term of use
Privacy Policy
Cookies Policy
Follow us on
@ 2020 | All rights reserved