) And the women's Big Bash League 2020, understand the frustration of foreign players from the clash of dates. He believes that the BCCI did its best for the four-match tournament in unusual circumstances amid the corona virus epidemic. Overseas players, led by Australian star Alyssa Healy, questioned the timing of exhibition matches as they are taking place during the Women's Big Bash League.
The Indian Cricket Board has also been criticized for canceling the women's team's tour of England in September. About this, Mithali told PTI, “People reach the decision very quickly. The attitude of BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly, Secretary Jai Shah and IPL Governing Council Brijesh Patel has been very positive towards women's cricket. '
He said, 'I personally believe that we don't even get a chance to play the Challenger Trophy because I didn't know if the IPL will be there or not. In such a situation, these matches are welcome. ”To the displeasure of players like Heely, Suzy Bates, Rachel Hans, Mithali said,“ I know many foreign players have questioned the timing but this situation is not normal. Usually the IPL takes place in April-May and there is no clash of dates with the Women's Big Bash League. '
The IPL will be played in the UAE from 19 September. In Australia, the Women's Big Bash League is to be held from 17 October to 29 November, T20 Challenge matches will be played in Dubai from 1 to 10 November. Mithali said, “There is no sporting activity happening in India at this time. We have not even started practicing yet. As gyms are open in my own state, it will take time to get match fitness. The board has given us that window and we have to prepare accordingly.
He said, “Australia has not had to change its calendar but due to the epidemic we had to do so. The IPL could not be held in April-May. Foreign players should understand the situation.