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Men, Women's Team to Play on Same Day as BCCI Agree for Double-Header T20s

Cricketnext Staff |September 15, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Men, Women's Team to Play on Same Day as BCCI Agree for Double-Header T20s

The BCCI has agreed to Cricket South Africa’s proposal to play T20 internationals that will feature both the men and women’s team next year.

Indian men as well as women's team are set to tour South Africa in January 2018 for a bilateral series.

“They had requested us and we have accepted their proposal. It will help women’s team a lot and the matches will be shown live too. It will be played on the same stadium before India games. The BCCI is planning to have similar kind of activity for women’s in future too. There will be more India A games for women’s team in future,” a source was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

In 2015, the BCCI had kept three double headers against Australia. These women’s T20 games are expected to be broadcast live.

Double headers have been catching on in the recent times a lot. “To have men and women playing on the same pitch, shown on the same TV channel, with the same commentary team, is part of this normalising process that we’re all trying to speed up as quickly as we can,” Clare Connor, ECB’s director of women’s cricket, had said early this year, and it’s a sentiment that seems to be spreading across the world.

Apart from more domestic games, the women’s team had wanted more overseas fixtures and bilateral series with foreign team at home.

One of the suggestions was to have India A women’s team, which BCCI seems to have agreed upon.

Mithali Raj wanted a women's IPL, however that still seems to be a far-fetched dream as the BCCI is yet to agree to it.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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