Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy. Credit: Twitter.

Australia women cricket team’s star Alyssa Healy was involved in a heated argument with Indian journalist Boria Majumdar on Twitter. It all started when Majumdar took to the social media platform to confirm BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s decision on this year’s Women’s IPL.

The former India skipper said the Women’s IPL or the T20 Challenger series is “very much on”, ending speculation about BCCI not having a plan for the women’s team. The men’s IPL will take place between September 19 and November 8 or 10 (final date yet to be locked in) in the UAE.

“Women’s IPL will definitely happen and women’s cricket is as much a priority for the BCCI. We will add a team and make it with 4 teams,” Ganguly told India Today ahead of the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.

Alyssa Healy’s war of words with Majumdar:

Soon after Majumdar posted the tweet, Alyssa Healy took a sarcastic dig, tweeting:

The Women’s Big Bash League is scheduled to run from 17 October to 29 November 2020. With Ganguly confirming the women’s IPL, both the competitions are at collision course. Cricket stars from around the world take part in both the competitions.

Majumdar, meanwhile, further wrote that while the dates for this year’s women’s IPL are unfortunate but there was no other alternative. He stated that BCCI and Cricket Australia need to sort the matter out, writing:

“Alyssa I asked this and unfortunately while it’s not ideal there are no alternate dates. I think best would be for the two boards to come to some sort of an understanding of sorts keeping in mind quarantine requirements. But for the women’s game and the Indian game this is imp.”

Alyssa Healy was not at all impressed with the explanation and wrote:

“So the Indian players who’ve already signed wbbl contracts will do what? And all the international marquee players that will be in aus for wbbl? Good luck with it…..”

Majumdar then tagged India veterans Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj and asked for their opinions on the matte, writing:

“I will let @JhulanG10 @M_Raj03 and the others answer that. Bec this is a question that will need an answer and all our players wanted this to happen. We would absolutely love all of you to come but that’s where I think the boards need to come to an understanding.”

 

The Australia wicketkeeper-batter, however, was having none of it as she continued arguing, tweeting:

“Our tournament is set and prepared. There won’t be any understanding. Fairly sure players will abide by their contractual agreements in Aus. Especially considering it’ll be leading into finals.”

Majumdar further tweeted:

Well, Alyssa Healy eventually lost her patience and hit back at Majumdar by tweeting:

Majumdar finally decided to stop justifying BCCI’s decision as he shot back at the cricket star by tweeting:

Majumdar was soon backed by the legendary Gowasmi and Mithali. Both the veteran players lauded BCCI’s decision and made it clear that they are happy with the decision.

“I think as an Indian player and looking at the indian women’s game the bcci doing this is hugely welcome. We need this for every woman who plays the game in India. These are tough times. And unless our board supports us the game will suffer,” wrote Goswami.

 

“The Bcci is gradually building towards having a full fledged women’s ipl in a few years with the franchise module. This is an ipl challenger of sorts( 4 teams) At this juncture it’s important the building process is not halted thus it’s a good move to have it alongside the men’s,” wrote Mithali.

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