Alyssa Healy slams BCCI’s ‘dumb’ decision to host women’s IPL around the same time as WBBL – Cricket News

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.

The response led to a size trade between the 2, with different distinguished cricketers corresponding to Suzie Bates (Perth Scorchers), Jess Jonassen (Brisbane Heat).  



  At the identical time, senior Indian cricketers Raj and Jhulan Goswami defended the BCCI’s determination in the identical thread.  




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.

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