BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal says Hundred experience will boost India Women’s World Cup hopes


“The idea is for them to get exposure in England,” BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal says

The BCCI has said the participation of its top women players in The Hundred in England will give them much needed experience and exposure to elite opposition ahead of the 50-overs World Cup in New Zealand next year.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not allow its male players to participate in overseas franchise-based leagues, though some of the Test specialists play county cricket in England.

The inaugural edition of the 100-ball competition, which features eight franchises with separate men’s and women’s teams, begins at The Oval on July 21 and will feature five India players: T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur, her deputy Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma and explosive opener Shafali Verma.