Rediff – Top Indian and foreign players for one-off women’s T20

IMAGE: Harmanpreet Kaur walks off.


  • Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/ReutersThe Board of Control for Cricket in India sanctioned women’s T20 exhibition match ahead of the IPL play-off in Mumbai on May 22 will feature top Indian and foreign players.
  • BCCI treasurer raises questions about timing of IPL play-offsThe friction between Committee of Administrators (CoA) and principal office bearers of BCCI came to fore once again after treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry questioned the decision of advancing the timing of IPL play-off matches to 7 pm instead of the usual 8 pm start.
  • Chaudhry in his argument said that all players over the years have adjusted to 8 pm starts and it’s a non-issue.
  • While BCCI/CoA plans to do closing ceremony between the two innings (during final), Chaudhry questioned the rationale of a 7 pm start in Mumbai when the natural light is still there.
  • If (women’s exhibition match at 2:30 pm) is to happen, play-offs need to start at 8 pm, feels Chaudhry.

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