Former India ladies’s staff captain Anjum Chopra firmly believes that the BCCI has a plan for ladies’s cricket however she desires the Board to speak its concepts extra particularly. Talking to PTI, Chopra, who’s now a profitable broadcaster, mentioned the BCCI is pondering in earnest concerning the progress of ladies’s cricket.
“It’s not that the BCCI will not be fascinated with ladies’s cricket. I solely suppose they have to be extra particular in communication about ladies’s cricket,” Chopra advised PTI.
“I firmly imagine that they have to be fascinated with ladies’s cricket however the communication all this whereas has been very particular to males’s cricket.” The newest set off for criticism of BCCI was India’s withdrawal from a tour of England in September owing to logistical points arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chopra concedes it was “not good” however Indian gamers’ participation within the ladies’s IPL, in November, will nonetheless be helpful preparation for subsequent yr’s ODI World Cup.
“It’s heartening to see ladies’s cricket making headlines. They need to have been part of that England tour and it didn’t really feel good initially however the ladies’s IPL, regardless of the format, might be useful for World Cup preparations. Any type of cricket is sweet preparation,” Chopra mentioned.
“Lacking out on a event will not be good, however logistically there could have been points. And you may’t ship an under-prepared staff.”
“In case you see in isolation we could have missed out on a possibility to play in England. The extra the ladies play the higher it’s, earlier than taking part in a event of the stature of World Cup. The peace of mind from the president is an excellent factor.”
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Chopra welcomed the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI’s choice to carry the ladies’s occasion within the UAE alongside the IPL, which is able to run from September 19 to November 10. The ladies’s IPL will coincide with the enterprise finish of the lads’s league.
“I’m undoubtedly completely happy, it’s all the time good to be a part of any cricket wherever internationally.
“They need to have been nearing the ultimate phases of the preparation for the World Cup by now, however due to the pandemic issues didn’t go as deliberate,” she added.
Chopra had a profitable worldwide profession spanning over 17 years, throughout which she represented India in a document six World Cups and have become the primary girl cricketer to seem in 100 One-day Internationals.
She additionally felt that the pandemic wouldn’t have a lot influence on the ladies’s recreation that has gained momentum in current instances.
“…Cricket was on pause button…As soon as cricket resumes and gamers are again on the park, the whole lot goes to get picked up. It’d take a while to get began as the whole lot begins from zero…
“The notice the ladies’s recreation has created, I hope it stays. They’ll simply restart, not begin after the pandemic.”