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Shantha Rangaswamy Advises BCCI To Conduct Home Pink-Ball Event Earlier than Indian Ladies’s Cricket Group’s Day-Night time Check vs Australia

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Shantha Rangaswamy Advises BCCI To Conduct Domestic Pink-Ball Tournament Before Indian Womens Cricket Teams Day-Night Test vs Australia

The Indian ladies’s cricket group will face Australia in a Day-Night time Check.© Twitter

BCCI Apex Council member and former captain Shantha Rangaswamy on Thursday welcomed the scheduled resumption of Check cricket for Indian ladies and hoped that the board will organise a home pink-ball match earlier than the day-night Check in Australia. Rangaswamy spoke after Cricket Australia introduced that India’s inaugural pink-ball Check will probably be held on the WACA in Perth from September 30. India additionally play a red-ball Check towards England subsequent month, their first in seven years. Contemplating red-ball occasions haven’t been held in home cricket since 2018, will probably be a troublesome problem for the Mithali Raj-led squad.

“BCCI has been planning on sure tournaments for girls cricketers within the final yr. However again and again plans have gone haywire due to the pandemic. It’s heartening to notice that the board has deliberate a Check in the course of the Indian ladies’s tour of England,” Rangaswamy instructed PTI.

“I firmly imagine the final word barometer is the longest format. So as to add to this, a day-night Check towards Australia has additionally been introduced which needs to be extremely appreciated.

“Nevertheless, as Indian ladies do not play red-ball cricket even within the home circuit, it’s advisable for the BCCI to conduct a pink-ball match in India earlier than the gamers embark on the journey to Australia,” she added.

The day-night Check needs to be a harder problem contemplating the pink ball does extra. A few of India’s male Check cricketers had performed within the Duleep Trophy earlier than enjoying their first day-night recreation.


“It’s also good to know the Indian males will probably be enjoying in Sri Lanka (in July). It is going to be good if a ladies’s group can also be despatched to Sri Lanka,” she instructed.

“This will probably be a great way of accelerating the usual of the bench power. I’m making all these solutions as a former cricketer,” she added.

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