The Coronavirus pandemic has indeed brought the sporting world to a standstill. While even the biggest tournaments have either been postponed or cancelled, the worst hit among them have been women sports. Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, there have been very few assignments for women cricketer's in India. However, in a big boost to women's cricket, several players will now be able to ply their trade in the Women's Big Bash League.
The latest to join the tournament have been batter Shafali Verma and all-rounder Radha Yadav. While the 17-year-old Shafali will play for the Sydney Sixers, Yadav is reportedly on the verge of finalising her deal with one of the two Sydney-based clubs - Sydney Sixers or Sydney Thunders.
4 Indian players get NOC to play The Hundred
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier granted a No-Objection Certificate to at least four Indian women cricketers to participate in The Hundred.
"Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti and another player have got the clearance as the BCCI has granted the NOC for them," a BCCI source was quoted on conditions of anonymity.
There is a lot of women’s cricket happening: Ganguly
Defending BCCI of the accusation that it has done nothing to promote women's cricket, President Sourav Ganguly had stated that 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 tournament 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," Ganguly told Sportstar.