Leading players from India including Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma will compete in a club T20 tournament in Bengaluru starting Monday, even as uncertainty persists over the team’s next international assignment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian team has not played since the World Cup T20 in March and there is no clarity about the next match with the Australia tour, which is scheduled for later this month, postponed to 2022. There is also no final word on the domestic women’s country. . season.
The tournament, consisting of four teams, will take place from January 4 to 12 and is organized to commemorate the golden anniversary of the Falcon Sports Club.
The other Indian players participating in the tournament are Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Punam Raut, Radha Yadav, Vanitha V R, Nuzhat Parveen, Anuja Patil and Thirush Kamini.
“The event has been approved by the Karnataka State Cricket Association and where the approval of other state associations was required for the outpost players, we have adopted that,” former India captain Shantha Rangaswamy and current member of the BCCI Apex Council told PTI.
She is also the president of the Falcon Sports Club.
“The fact that there is not much cricket happening in the country (because of COVID-19) has increased the interest of outpost players. They are all eager to get back to the field.
“It is also a good opportunity for some of the younger players without a cap to team up with the best. The tournament will also give our players in India much-needed playing time,” she added.
India’s players were last seen in the Women’s T20 Challenge in November, an exhibition event held during the IPL playoffs that marked their return to the game after a seven-month hiatus.
The outpost players will have to bring a negative RT-PCR report (no older than 2-3 days) into town.
Gamezy and Rummy Culture are the tournament’s co-sponsors.
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