Former India ladies’s group captain Anjum Chopra firmly believes that the BCCI has a plan for ladies’s cricket however she needs the Board to keep in touch its concepts extra in particular. Chatting with PTI, Chopra, who’s now a a hit broadcaster, stated the BCCI is pondering in earnest concerning the growth of ladies’s cricket. “It is not that the BCCI isn’t fascinated about ladies’s cricket. I simplest assume they wish to be extra particular in conversation about ladies’s cricket,” Chopra advised PTI.
“I firmly consider that they should be fascinated about ladies’s cricket however the conversation all this whilst has been very particular to males’s cricket.”
The most recent cause for complaint of BCCI used to be India’s withdrawal from a excursion of England in September owing to logistical problems bobbing up out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chopra concedes it used to be “now not great” however Indian avid gamers’ participation within the ladies’s IPL, in November, will nonetheless be helpful preparation for subsequent 12 months’s ODI International Cup.
“It’s heartening to look ladies’s cricket making headlines. They must had been part of that England excursion and it didn’t really feel great to start with however the ladies’s IPL, without reference to the layout, might be useful for International Cup arrangements. Any type of cricket is just right preparation,” Chopra stated.
“Lacking out on a match isn’t great, however logistically there could have been problems. And you’ll’t ship an under-prepared group.”
“If you happen to see in isolation we could have ignored out on a chance to play in England. The extra the ladies play the simpler it’s, ahead of enjoying a match of the stature of International Cup. The reassurance from the president is an excellent factor.”
Chopra welcomed the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI’s determination to carry the ladies’s tournament within the UAE along the IPL, which can run from September 19 to November 10.
The ladies’s IPL will coincide with the industry finish of the lads’s league.
“I’m without a doubt satisfied, it is at all times great to be a part of any cricket any place internationally. They must had been nearing the overall phases of the preparation for the International Cup by means of now, however on account of the pandemic issues didn’t pass as deliberate,” she added.
Chopra had a a hit global profession spanning over 17 years, right through which she represented India in a document six International Cups and was the primary lady cricketer to seem in 100 One-day Internationals.
She additionally felt that the pandemic should not have a lot have an effect on at the ladies’s recreation that has received momentum in recent years.
“…Cricket used to be on pause button…As soon as cricket resumes and avid gamers are again at the park, the entirety goes to get picked up. It could take a while to get began as the entirety begins from 0…” she stated.
“The attention the ladies’s recreation has created, I’m hoping it remains. They’re going to simply restart, now not get started after the pandemic.”