In January 2023, the cricket world saw some exciting highlights, showcasing the talent and skill of female cricketers. From record-breaking performances to thrilling matches, the month was filled with memorable moments that are worth mentioning. Here are some of the most important women’s cricket highlights of January 2023 as per latest bcci news.
Shafali Verma’s Tearful Joy: 19-Year-Old Leads India to Under-19 T20 World Cup Victory”
19-year-old Indian cricket sensation Shafali Verma, fresh off of leading her team to victory in the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, has set her sights on the senior level tournament. Overcome with emotion as she lifted the trophy, Shafali shared her determination to bring back another championship, this time at the senior level. With a winning mentality and a focus on the task at hand, Shafali is ready to join her senior team and make her mark on the T20 World Cup.
Deepti Sharma Leads India to Unbeaten Streak in Tri-Series Victory Over West Indies“
India maintained their unbeaten streak in the tri-series with a commanding 8-wicket victory over the West Indies on Monday. The West Indies started strong with 18 runs in the first three overs, but Deepti Sharma quickly took control with her impressive bowling. She castled Rashada Williamson and Shemaine Campbell, putting the West Indies on the backfoot. Despite Hayley Matthews’ efforts, the West Indies struggled to score, finishing with 94/6.
The Indian side had no trouble chasing the target, despite losing Smriti Mandhana early on. Jemimah Rodrigues shone with her boundary-fetching skills and Harmanpreet Kaur dominated the innings with her power-hitting. India secured the win with over six overs to spare and will now face the hosts South Africa in the final on Thursday.
Deepti Sharma was the hero of the match, finishing with stunning figures of 3/11 and leaving a lasting impression on the West Indies batswomen. India’s dominance in the tournament solidifies their position as a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming World Cup.
“BPL in Limbo as Election Schedules Clash with T20 Tournament”
Bangladesh Premier League, the country’s premier T20 franchise-based tournament, is facing a major roadblock as the Bangladesh Cricket Board struggles to find a suitable slot for the next edition. BCB President, Nazmul Hasan, raised concerns over the tournament’s timing due to the upcoming general election.
The announcement of the seven teams for the upcoming cycle of the BPL was accompanied by fixed dates for the tournament – January 6 to February 16 for BPL 2023, January 6 to February 17 for BPL 2024 and January 1 to February 11 for BPL 2025. However, these dates are now in question as the BCB faces difficulties in finding a slot that does not clash with other leagues like SA20, Big Bash, and ILT20. The clash also makes it difficult for franchises to secure the services of renowned T20 stars.
Nazmul stated that finding a slot for the next BPL has become nearly impossible and that they might have to play the tournament in two parts due to security issues surrounding the general election scheduled for January 2024. “We have got one [slot] but we might need to have a gap in between if there is a general election where the security personnel will be needed,” he said at a press conference in Sylhet International Stadium.
The BCB President also stated that they will appoint their next head coach by February 20 before the start of Bangladesh’s next international assignment against England in March. The head coach position has been vacant since Russell Domingo’s departure.
Nazmul was also impressed with the facilities available in Sylhet and confirmed that a place has been finalized for building a BCB academy. He had a long meeting with Bangladesh’s Test and T20I skipper, Shakib al Hasan, at the President’s box at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium after the press conference.
The Bangladesh Premier League is facing uncertainty as the BCB tries to find a suitable slot for the next edition amidst the forthcoming general election. The tournament dates and timing are in question as the BCB tries to navigate the challenges and provide fans with the best possible T20 experience. The BCB is also looking to appoint its next head coach and is set to build a new academy in Sylhet.
Delhi Capitals Soar to New Heights as Women’s IPL Takes Flight”
The Indian Premier League, a tournament known for its nail-biting finishes and star-studded roster, is set to embark on a new journey as the Women’s IPL makes its long-awaited debut in the country. The excitement reached new heights as Delhi Capitals, co-owned by the GMR and JSW groups, was named as one of the six teams to compete in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
“This marks a historic moment for Indian cricket and for the women’s game,” said Parth Jindal, one of the owners of Delhi Capitals. The words ring true as the women’s game in India has shown tremendous growth in recent years, with the potential for even more expansion. The acquisition of a team by the Delhi Capitals is a testament to this growth and the bright future ahead for women’s cricket in India.
Rajesh Menon, head and vice president of RCB, echoed these sentiments, stating, “Women’s cricket has shown massive growth in the past few years, and it has promising potential for growth in India.” The RCB Hinterland scouting system has had its eyes on talented women cricketers for some time now, and Menon is elated to see their efforts come to fruition.
The Delhi Capitals have done their homework and made a realistic bid, with Kiran Kumar Granthi, the co-owner of the team, confident in their ability to run the franchise successfully. “Having an IPL team, a lot of synergy is possible, and we are confident we will run it successfully,” he said.
The Women’s IPL is set to be a game-changer for Indian cricket, providing a platform for women cricketers to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. The tournament is set to inspire a new generation of young girls to take up the sport and pursue their dreams. The acquisition of a team by the Delhi Capitals is just the beginning of a journey that promises to be filled with excitement and high-octane action.
The future is bright for the women’s game in India, and the Delhi Capitals are ready to take flight and soar to new heights. The countdown has begun for the inaugural edition of the Women’s IPL, and the anticipation is palpable. Get ready for a new chapter in Indian cricket, where women will take center stage and write their own stories of triumph and success.
As per sports news cricket, the Women’s IPL is making its debut in India and Delhi Capitals, co-owned by GMR and JSW groups, was named one of the 6 teams. Women’s cricket in India has shown growth in recent years and the acquisition of a team by Delhi Capitals is a testament to this growth and the future of women’s cricket in India. The tournament is expected to bring new excitement to Indian cricket.