BCCI Sending Selectors to England For Women’s World Cup
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will send all three national selectors to England for the Women’s World Cup.
According to the highly placed sources, the Agra-based Chief Selector Hemlata Kala (Central Zone) now in Guntur, will join the team (from Delhi) before the first match of the Women’s World Cup against England (County Ground, Derby) on June 24.
She will stay with the team during the entire duration of the tournament, whereas the two other selectors Shashi Gupta (North Zone) and Lopamudra Bhattacharya (East Zone) will be sent in two different phases, it is also learnt here.
Practice of sending Women selectors on overseas tour is recently started with the Sri Lanka and recent South Africa tours.
“In our time it was not a regular practice, though I travelled with the team when I was a chief selector but I went to England as a manager on tour”, the former Test opener and the medium fast bowler Gargi Banerji, speaking exclusively, said.
Flying Business Class to Women’s World Cup
“It is always better to have one or more selector/s stay with the team on overseas trip”, Gargi Banerji, who made her international debut at the age of 15 (against England at Kolkata) said.
And yes, the Mithali Raj led Indian women’s team travelled to England in a business class. Since it is an ICC tournament, the arrangements were made by the ICC.
The practice to send the women players on a business class was recommended (to the BCCI) by Diana Edulji, the former India player and now the member of the Supreme Court appointee Committee of Administrators (CoA).
The team went to South Africa also in the business class recently.