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Baroda Cricket Association to launch Women’s T20 tournament from 2024 season

Baroda Cricket Association launches T20 Women’s cricket tournament.

Baroda Cricket Association to launch Women's T20 tournament from 2024 season
Baroda Cricket Association to launch Women’s T20 tournament from 2024 season

Baroda was one of the first few cities in the country to have a separate women’s cricket association in the 1970s. However, they are yet to have their own domestic tournament for women cricketers.

“Women’s cricket has become very popular now and the number of girls participating in the sport is increasing. There is a lot of talent in Vadodara and it is time to discover it. We have been thinking of starting a women’s cricket tournament for a long time. Organising this tournament regularly will provide a good practice opportunity to the players who can showcase their talent. The more they play, the more their confidence and skills will improve.” Kiran More, chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the Baroda Cricket Association, talks about starting a local T20 tournament to provide a platform for local players to showcase their talent.

Young 23-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Yastika Bhatia and 24-year-old left-arm spinner Radha Yadav are two important players representing the India women’s team at the international level. The left-arm spinner also featured in the white-ball leg of the recent home series against South Africa. She put in an impressive performance in the three-match T20I series, taking six wickets in three innings at an impressive average of 12.83. She was the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa.

Playing at the local level for Baroda, 30-year-old off-spin bowling all-rounder Tarannum Pathan was also part of the 2nd edition of the Women’s Premier League. She has been picked up by Gujarat Giants in 2024.

(Quotes are from The Times of India.)