BCCI all set to allow India eves to play overseas leagues
New Delhi: After planning to introduce central contracts for India's women's cricketers, the BCCI is all set to give green light to the likes of Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami being allowed to play in tournaments like Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
India pacer Jhulan Goswami (second from left) celebrates an Australian wicket with teammates during the first T20 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia earlier this year. Pic/Getty Images
"India's women cricketers can now play in overseas leagues in Australia and England, subject to their contracts being approved by the BCCI. The decision, taken during a meeting of the BCCI's women's cricket committee on Wednesday, paves the way for India's players to take part in tournaments such as the Women's Big Bash League in Australia and the Women's Super League in England," ESPNCricinfo reported.
However, BCCI's announcement may have come too late, as the inaugural WSL will be held from July 30 to August 14 and the Indian board is yet to decide on the issue when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sent a letter to all full members seeking their permission to enlist players.