Anjum Chopra, former captain of the Indian women’s team, believes that the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) has a plan for women’s cricket, but the board needs to elaborate more about its views. Cricketer-turned-commentator Chopra told PTI that the BCCI is thinking about the progress of women’s cricket.
Chopra said, ‘It is not that BCCI is not thinking about women’s cricket. I only think that they need to give detailed details about women’s cricket. He said, ‘I strongly believe that they must be thinking about women’s cricket, but it should be as if it is in the detailed details for the male cricket.’
The BBCI faced criticism when it canceled the women’s team’s tour of England in September in the wake of the Kovid-19 pandemic. Chopra said that it was ‘not good’, but in November, the women’s IPL will give Indian players a chance to prepare for next year’s ODI World Cup.
He said, ‘It is a pleasure to see women’s cricket in the headlines. She should have been a part of that England tour and initially I did not like it, but the women’s IPL will also be helpful in the preparation of the World Cup. Preparation can be done from any format of cricket, ‘
He said, ‘Not being available for any tournament is not a good thing, but logically there can be many issues behind it. And you cannot send a team with less preparations. Chopra welcomed the decision by Saurav Ganguly-led BCCI to organize women’s IPL in the IPL as well as in the UAE.
Men’s IPL will run from 19 September to 10 November. The women’s IPL will be in the last leg of the men’s league. He said, “I am definitely happy, it is always good to be a part of any type of cricket anywhere in the world.” Chopra has played international cricket for 17 years and represented India in a record six World Cups. She is the first female cricketer to play 100 ODIs.