Since last year, the Women’s team hasn’t played much cricket. Now, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has responded to the accusations that under him Women cricket team has not played much cricket. While the men’s team has played significant amount of cricket during this covid-19 pandemic.
Men’s cricket has played IPL 2020, Australia series, England series and now IPL 2021. BCCI is only focusing on men’s cricket in this pandemic. That’s why fans blasted on the BCCI for not prioritising the women’s game. Reacting on these accusations, Sourav Ganguly said that it has been difficult for the board to host tournaments with COVID-19.
After that, He also pointed out that Women’s IPL were also played after men’s IPL 2020 followed by women’s India vs South Africa series.
Would you still accuse me? : Sourav Ganguly
In an interview with Sportstar, Sourav Ganguly said, “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.”
Talking about the upcoming women’s cricket schedule, Sourav Ganguly said, “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,” He stated.
Some Indian women’s star will also be a part of The Hundred in England and the Big Bash League in Australia this year.