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BCCI set to organize women's red-ball zonal tournament

By Kaif - March 1, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 01, 2024 12:56 PM
BCCI set to organize women's red-ball zonal tournament

Cricket is the biggest sport in India. Indian cricket has progressed so much in the last few years that there is no answer. Indian players have had to cross many levels to get into Team India. Men's cricket in India has achieved a lot, but when it comes to women's cricket, we seem to be a little behind. The Indian women's cricket team has not won any ICC title till date. This is the reason why BCCI is doing a lot regarding women's cricket. In this series, BCCI has decided to organize a new tournament. Due to which, it will help even more in expanding women's cricket in India.

BCCI set to organize women's red-ball zonal tournament

The women's red ball tournament is scheduled to begin immediately after the conclusion of the ongoing Women's Premier League 2024 (WPL 2024), which ends on March 17. According to a report in Cricbuzz, this red ball tournament will begin on March 29 in Pune and will see six teams from six zones – East, West, North, South, Central and North East – taking part in a series of five red-ball matches. The women's red ball tournament will begin with two quarter-finals being held simultaneously on March 29, 30 and 31.

Women's red-ball zonal tournament schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to organize a multi-day women's tournament in Pune from March 29. The women's red ball tournament will begin with two quarter-finals being held simultaneously on March 29, 30 and 31. The winners of the quarters will advance to the semi-finals and both the semi-finals can be played together on 5, 6 and 7 April. The final of this tournament is to be played on 9, 10 and 11 April. Let us tell you, this schedule has been prepared keeping in mind the ongoing Women's Premier League 2024 (WPL 2024).

The final of the WPL 2024 will be held on March 17 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, while the women's red-ball zonal cricket tournament begins on March 29. Therefore, an 11-day break has been kept between both the WPL and the red-ball tournaments, to ensure that the Indian players get enough time to rest and recharge themselves for the red-ball matches.

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The Indian women's team has played a few red-ball international matches recently and it is clear that the BCCI wants to provide a home platform for multi-day matches for women cricketers. The women's team has also impressed everyone with its performance in the test matches played during this period. Team India has recently defeated big teams like England and Australia in test matches.

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