Harmanpreet, Mandhana & Rodrigues set to miss Women Big Bash League WBBL
It is likely that Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues of India lost the first League Big Bash (WBBL) independent that will begin from 18 October to 8 December.
It is likely that the WBBL clash with the tour of India by West Indies, leaving the players with a window, very limited towards the end of what will be the fifth season of the WBBL.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the Indian team scheduled to depart for the Islands of the Caribbean on the 23rd of October for a tour of a month.
The Indian team, which currently plays five T20I series against South Africa, will also play three ODI against the Proteas, and the last game scheduled for October 14.
According to the report, the players were eager to be fresh for India’s Australia tour next year, which will feature a triple series involving England, from January 31 to February 12, ahead of the women’s T20 World Cup to be held there in February March.
The general manager of BCCI Saba Karim
The BCCI does not discourage any of our female players from participating in leagues abroad as long as their participation (in those tournaments) does not conflict with their national duties. In this case, there is an international series to play, so it will automatically be at the top of your list of priorities.
Leaving aside the programming, it understood that the players eager to be fresh for India’s Australian tour next year, which will feature a triple series involving England, from January 31 to February 12, before the T20 Women’s World Cup to hold there in February March.
Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Rodrigues WBBL
The WBBL Sydney Thunder franchise, due to programming, did not offer a contract extension to Harmanpreet, who has been in its lineup since 2016-17. Melbourne Stars also approached captain T20I of India.
Meanwhile, Mandhana, hired by hurricanes Hobart, was to continue for the second consecutive edition. He had previously been part of the Brisbane Heat in 2016-17.
Rodrigues, 19, who has been on the radar of at least two teams in the WBBL due to his exploits in the shortest formats of the game, has not yet received a contract.