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World Cup spot on line, BCCI seeks government nod to host Pakistan women's team


NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has sought permission from the federal government to host the Pakistan women's workforce for a one-day world collection this 12 months as part of International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women's Championship, which is able to determine qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2021.

The BCCI unearths itself in a tricky situation due to the prevailing political tension between the two neighbouing countries, which has prevented any bilateral collection between the boys's groups for 6 years now.


In a letter despatched to the sports activities ministry on May 29, BCCI common manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim has defined the board's place. The ICC conducts the Women's Championship where groups wish to play each other on a house and away foundation. The issues device of this event determines the score of the groups to qualify for the World Cup.

"As per the schedule of the event, BCCI is to host Pakistan women's team for at least three ODIs in India between July and November. BCCI would like to seek necessary permission from the government of India before giving its consent to ICC on this subject," the letter, accessed by means of TOI, says.

Sources in the sports activities ministry informed NewsTread that the topic would in the end wish to be cleared by means of the ministry of exterior affairs.

'Waiting to hear from executive quickly'


Hosts BCCI had moved final men's Asia Cup to UAE in September final 12 months since website hosting Pakistan in India was now not possible. But that was a multi-nation event. "We will have to look at other options if the government doesn't give the permission to host the Pakistan women's team. We are waiting to hear from the government soon," a best BCCI professional said.


ICC had stored bilateral Test fixtures between India and Pakistan out of its long run tours programme (FTP) for the 2019-2021 cycle even supposing the inaugural World Test Championship will get underway in August, with India travelling to West Indies. But that was achieved underneath the ICC's contributors participation agreement (MPA).


As for the Women's World Cup in New Zealand 2021, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies are playing in a two-and-a-half-year festival underneath the banner of ICC. The best 4 groups and hosts New Zealand will qualify without delay for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. The final three groups will play in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020. Currently, the Indian women's workforce is No. three in global scores.


It remains to be now not transparent if India should forfeit issues if the collection is not cleared by means of the federal government. The go back bilateral collection at Pakistan's home floor can also be underneath a cloud. "The ICC will deal with it if BCCI is unable to host Pakistan. It will be dealt with at that point based on the facts. There's no determined time frame for BCCI to announce the schedule but they are encouraged to do it as early as possible," assets in the ICC informed TOI.


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