28th April, 2021
With the second COVID-19 wave in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have to cancel this version of the Women's T20 Challenge. The three-team tournament was to be played during the playoff phase of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the BCCI is considering not holding the tournament this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, as many in this league too Foreign players play.
Talking to ANI, a BCCI official said about the developments that it is very difficult to arrange a women's tournament keeping in mind the current Corona scenario. The BCCI official said, "An official decision remains to be made, but unfortunately is not highly likely. The second COVID-19 wave has made things very difficult and, along with travel restrictions and flight restrictions, tournaments with foreign players Hosting will not be easy. Also, the safety of everyone involved will always be a priority. It may be that this version is dropped and hosted in the next session. "
There were some reports that many foreign players, especially Australian players, want to leave this tournament, but Cricket Australia rejected it. A Cricket Australia source told ANI, "The players intend to stay on until the end of the tournament until something dramatically changes. The media reports it is referring to are inaccurate." IIPL COO Hemang Amin has assured all players and support staff that the BCCI will ensure his return at the end of the league. However, earlier Australian players have withdrawn their names from the current season of IPL. Since then, the BCCI has assured the players that the board is with them.
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