Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy was among the many main names in girls’s cricket to specific unhappiness over BCCI’s determination to schedule the ladies’s Indian Premier League (IPL) across the identical time because the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) this 12 months.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier confirmed the board’s intentions to host the ladies’s event, formally often known as the Women’s T20 Challenge, across the identical time as the boys’s IPL, which is scheduled to happen within the UAE later this 12 months beginning 19 September. The determination was welcomed by senior members of the India girls’s group, together with Mithali Raj.
However, Healy, like many others who’re regulars within the WBBL over time, wasn’t happy with the event as it will result in a direct conflict between the 2 occasions, each of which characteristic main names within the girls’s sport.
“So during the WBBL…. cool,” wrote Healy, who represents the Ellyse Perry-led Sydney Sixers, whereas quote-tweeting Indian journalist Boria Majumdar on Twitter. Healy went on to explain BCCI’s transfer as ‘dumb’ later within the thread.
So throughout the WBBL…. cool https://t.co/w5aNhN9FTw
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) August 2, 2020
The response led to a size trade between the 2, with different distinguished cricketers corresponding to Suzie Bates (Perth Scorchers), Jess Jonassen (Brisbane Heat).
What an enormous disgrace for each the WBBL and WIPL competitions there’s a conflict. — Suzie Bates (@SuzieWBates) August 2, 2020
I’ve no phrases for this..
— Jessica Jonassen (@JJonassen21) August 2, 2020
At the identical time, senior Indian cricketers Raj and Jhulan Goswami defended the BCCI’s determination in the identical thread.
I feel as an Indian participant and searching on the indian girls’s recreation the bcci doing that is vastly welcome. We want this for each girl who performs the sport in India. These are powerful occasions. And until our board helps us the sport will undergo. — Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) August 2, 2020
The Bcci is regularly constructing in the direction of having a full fledged girls’s ipl in a couple of years with the franchise module. This is an ipl challenger of types( four groups) At this juncture it’s necessary the constructing course of will not be halted thus it’s a great transfer to have it alongside the boys’s
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 2, 2020
Tensions had risen between the Indian and the Australian cricket boards the final time the Women’s T20 Challenge passed off in May final 12 months.
Cricket Australia (CA) had objected to the boys’s group touring India in January, 2020 for an ODI sequence at a time when their dwelling season hits its peak, and had subsequently stopped their cricketers from taking part within the girls’s exhibition video games in India.
Similar tensions had been reported between the BCCI and CA this 12 months over the conflict between the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the IPL.
The ICC ultimately determined to postpone the boys’s T20 World Cup, which was to be hosted by Australia, citing the COVID-19 disaster, giving the BCCI a transparent window to host the cash-rich T20 occasion.