Women’s T20 Challenge: Women’s T20 challenge hits Covid-19 roadblock | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) is likely to postpone the Women’s T20 Challenge, which was scheduled to happen in the last week of May.
TOI understands that the board is now very skeptical about hosting the four-team event that usually runs along the IPL playoffs.
“Firstly, it will be unsafe for the players to get into the bubbles. And then it’s almost impossible to fly in so many international players from across the globe now that there are strict travel restrictions,” a BCCI source told TOI.
According to sources, the Women’s T20 Challenge was likely to be held in Delhi. The initials discussions happened when Delhi was witnessing around 100 Covid cases daily. But things have spiraled out of control over the last two weeks, and other venues are also witnessing a scary surge in the number of cases.
The Indian women’s team is scheduled to leave for England after the IPL to play a one-off Test and three T20Is and ODIs each. It is likely they would travel in the same bubble as the Indian men’s team that is also going to England for a three-month tour.

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