Four India women's cricketers, including opener Smriti Mandhana and T20 skipper Harmanrpeet Kaur, person been granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to play successful the inaugural variation of The Hundred tourney successful the UK.
The Hundred, which volition diagnostic 100 deliveries per innings, volition get underway successful the UK from July 21 The women's tourney volition besides person 8 teams that are corresponding to the men's squad successful the Hundred. The Hundred, which was postponed past twelvemonth owed to the Covid-19 pandemic, volition footwear disconnected with the women's lucifer betwixt the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals successful London earlier their respective men's sides conscionable the pursuing day. With nary subordinate draught for the women, teams are selected.
"Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti and different subordinate person got the clearance arsenic the BCCI has granted the NOC for them," PTI quoted a BCCI root arsenic saying.
It is learnt that these 4 Indian players volition widen their enactment successful the UK pursuing the completion of India's multi-format circuit of England successful June-July. The circuit begins with a one-off Test astatine Bristol connected June 16 and concludes with the 3rd and last T20I connected July 15.
A three-match ODI bid is slotted successful between.
The Indian squad for the circuit is yet to beryllium announced portion a caller caput manager is expected to beryllium named soon by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee.
The selected players volition study connected May 27, though it is not known however they volition question to the UK. Flights from India person been suspended by the British authorities successful the aftermath of an unprecedented spike successful Covid-19 cases.
Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues took portion successful the now-defunct Kia Super League (KSL) successful 2019, the ECB's home T20 tourney that made mode for the Women's Hundred.