IPL women’s T20 challenge is likely to be postponed amid COVID-19 surge in India

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BCCI is likely to cancel the upcoming edition of women’s T20 challenge due to rise in COVID-19 cases in India which has added travel restrictions in the country.

Although no such official announcement has came from BCCI but as per the latest report, it is likely to be cancelled due to logistical challenges involved in flying of overseas players from countries like Australia, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Last year, 12 overseas players, including Deandra Dottin, Sune Luus, Danielle Wyatt, and Nathakan Chantham, featured in the three-team tournament.

India is currently put in Red List based on spike in COVID-19 cases and countries like Australia suspended all passenger flights from India due to unprecedented spike in COVID-19.

As the last T20 Challenge competition was held in UAE behind closed doors and it usually happens during men’s IPL playoffs time at one location.

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From 2019 editions there has been expansion in teams from two to three which include the likes of Supernova, Trailblazers and Velocity led by current Indian women’s players Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandana and Mithali Raj respectively.

Taking about men’s IPL there has been several speculation about cancellation of IPL due to increase in COVID-19 cases and few overseas players flying back home but BCCI chief Ganguly has clarified that if any one want’s to leave IPL they can but the cash rich league will not be halted.