Lisa Sthalekar questions BCCI: The former Australian cricketer isn’t too pleased with the Indian squad not getting announced till now.
Having last played international cricket during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup almost a year ago, Indian Women’s cricket team is all set to resume the sport at the highest level from next month.
Slated to host South Africa for five ODIs and three T20Is starting from March 7 inside a bio-bubble created environment, the Indian team has begun its five-day mandatory quarantine period in Lucknow.
While a lot of players of the Women’s team have reached Lucknow, there still remains a lot of confusion for BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is yet to announce the squad.
In what is as peculiar as it sounds, the cricket board not announcing the squad for an international fixture is beyond understanding. The same is becoming a significant concern for both journalists and fans for they don’t know who all have made it to the squad.
It is worth mentioning that the non-announcement of squads is not the first issue which this series has faced. Originally scheduled to be played in Thiruvananthapuram, the venue was reportedly changed to Bengaluru before Lucknow was finalized to host eight limited-over matches.
Lisa Sthalekar questions BCCI over non-announcement of Women’s team for South Africa series
Former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar, who is commonly seen calling the games across both Men’s and Women’s cricket nowadays, took to social media platform Twitter to express displeasure with Indian Women’s team beginning their quarantine period despite BCCI not announcing the squad.
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) February 27, 2021
“They [Indian Women’s team] will have their first practice on March 4. We have been told that the visas for the South African women have been cleared and they should be reaching India in a day,” UPCA’s Shreyans Kartikeya told Cricbuzz.