The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI], in a Governing Council meeting on September 20, has decided to stage the third edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge in the United Arab Emirates between November 01-10.
The development has brought an end to the uncertainty that had galored in the past few days, with the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI making no mentioning the dates of the Women T20 Challenge while announcing the schedule of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly took to his official Twitter account on Monday, where he wrote-
“3 good matches in the IPL so far @bcci @IPL.. hopefully, we will see lot more good matches in the men’s and women’s @BCCIWomen IPL in the next 60 days..”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 21, 2020
This will be the 3rd edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge
The Women’s T20 Challenge will see three teams- Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity- lock horns in seven matches with two round-robin stages followed by the final. The BCCI has little over a month to organise and schedule the SOP’s for the testing and quarantine process.
Just like their male counterparts, the women cricketers will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates, where they will undergo several rounds of testing before entering their respective bio-bubbles.
It is, however, still not clear where the matches will be held. According to some reports, the tournament could take place in Sharjah but an official confirmation on the same is still to be received from the BCCI.