The BCCI on Tuesday gave a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to four women cricketers for participating in the inaugural The Hundred tournament.
The four women cricketers include the T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, all-rounder Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodriguez and Smriti Mandhana. One of the BCCI officials also confirmed the development stating it would benefit the players from participating in such tournaments.
“We have given NOC to four players and they are Harmanpreet, Smriti, Jemimah and Deepti. It should be a good experience for these players to go and be part of this new league,” the official said.
The inaugural edition of The Hundred tournament was slated to take place between mid-July and early September in 2020. A total of 32 games played in the regular season with every team playing each game at home and on the road.
The entire Hundred tournament was postponed indefinitely last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) then announced the tournament would take place in Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London.
Harmanpreet, Deepti, Jemimah and Smriti will be extending their stays in the UK for the tournament after the bilateral series against England between June-July. All these players had also taken part in ECB’s domestic tournament now-defunct Kia Super League (KSL) in 2019.
The official also updated with the reportage of the players by May 27 for the multi-series England tour before the fly to UK.
“The players will be asked to report on May 27 for the tour,” the official said.
The Indian women’s squad is yet to be announced for the England tour while the head coach of the team is also yet to be declared by the BCCI.
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