While the Indian Men’s Cricket Team have a full-fledged series going on in Australia, with a home series lined up against England in February, 2021, the Indian women’s cricket team has no road-map laid out by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The women’s cricket team is also currently without a manager, as Trupti Bhattacharya’s contract is over.
The last international match played by Indian women’s cricket team was in March T-20 World Cup, where they finished runners-up behind Australia. Then started a series of pulling out of matches, with BCCI pulling out of women’s tri-series in England in July, inspite of travel and accommodation arrangements being made by ECB in line with COVID-19 safety requirements.
BCCI then promised to play in South Africa and West Indies but the plans did not materialize. They then pulled out of a tour to Sri Lanka. While the Indian women’s cricket team is yet to get in action, all the other teams including England, West Indies, Australia and New Zealand are already in full form. Even the men’s team in India is already playing. But there seems to be a lackadaisical approach towards women’s cricket in the name of COVID.
With international teams playing from one match to another, and ICC tournaments lined up next two year, the Indian women’s cricket team is going to suffer if a proper road-map is not put in place immediately by BCCI.