Anurag Thakur As far as leagues are concerned, we are also thinking something [on the same lines] within the BCCI as well © IANS
Anurag Thakur added as far as leagues are concerned, we are also thinking something (on the same lines) within the BCCI as well © IANS
Women’s Super League (WSL) 2016 is scheduled for the month of July and August but it is still not clear whether Indian Women cricketers will participate in the tournament. Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary said about the same, “We have not taken any decision as of now. As far as leagues are concerned, we are also thinking something [on the same lines] within the BCCI as well. We will decide on it during the meeting at the end of the month.” Besides Thakur, Clare Connor, ECB’s head for women’s cricket said, “We wrote to all the boards in January, when we had final approval from the ECB about the six Super League hosts.” LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 10 at Mohali

Connor was further quoted by ESPNcricinfo saying, “We let them know where we were with the Super League and what we were looking to do with the overseas players: the number of overseas players (18), how we were looking to involve the world’s best. We communicated with the BCCI, as we did with all other boards. They made their own decision that they were not going to put players forward or share their contact details.” READ: World’s top players including Meg Lanning and Stafanie Taylor to feature in Women’s Super League

“We asked whether the teams would prefer to contact their own players about it or whether they would prefer us to contact them directly. Mostly, we contacted players directly: the boards gave us their main squad’s email address and we then communicated with players, asking them to express an interest if they wished to be considered for selection for the Super League.” READ: Charlotte Edwards to lead Southern Vipers in inaugural Women’s Super League

“We met the teams to discuss the balance of their squads. Of course, there were a few players that lots of teams wanted. But actually, it worked out really neatly because, once the teams knew which England players they had, that dictated whether they needed an opening bat, spinner, wicketkeeper or whatever. It was just a case of trying to adhere to our principle of getting the best versus the best.”