BCCI sluggish in planning girls’s IPL: Lisa Sthalekar | Cricket Information

BENGALURU: Because the Indian males’s cricket workforce prepares for a tour Down Below, the longer term appears to be like bleak for the nationwide girls’s workforce, within the prevailing circumstances. Barring the Girls’s T20 Problem, a three-team affair through the Indian Premier League, they have not competed since their runners-up end to Australia on the T20 World Cup on March eight this yr.
Former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar, now a well known commentator, mentioned the dearth of matches for Indian girls cricketers is a reason for concern.
“I do know the pandemic and what the scenario is in India. However the truth that Indian contracted gamers do not know when they’re taking part in subsequent is a large concern. They’ll fall behind. I really feel they’re the largest untapped expertise market. In the event that they get it proper, then Indian girls’s cricket will dominate,” mentioned the previous all-rounder addressing choose journalists throughout Australian Broadcast Companies’ Girls in Information and Sports activities program funded by Australia’s division of overseas affairs and commerce (DFAT).
An indicator to the place Indians stand was the competitors in Dubai earlier this month the place the very best complete, in eight matches, was 146/6 by Supernovas whereas Velocity’s 47 towards Trailblazers was the bottom.
“On pitches with tempo and bounce we’ll see respectable scores. Within the Girls’s T20 problem, sadly the matches had been on low-scoring wickets. Additionally, the ladies had hardly educated and that wasn’t the very best commercial for the sport,” identified the previous all-rounder.
Drawing a parallel between India and Australia, the 44-year-old said, “I believe they (BCCI) are shifting in the appropriate route however sluggish in planning a girls’s IPL and supply sufficient match apply. The rationale why Australian girls’s cricket goes properly is as a result of now we have invested in it. Australia are the leaders in creating WBBL, which is in its sixth yr. I nonetheless keep in mind within the first yr, we had solely six state groups. However we went forward and had been prolonged by two groups.”
“I hear the argument in India that we simply haven’t got the depth, however we did not assume we had the depth both. Perhaps the groups (in WBBL) had been a bit bit weaker once we began however now we have extra ladies decide up the bat and ball now and we’re seeing high quality groups. It’s important to take a little bit of a chance, however when is the appropriate time to do something? Most likely yesterday,” Sthalekar added.

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