India’s women team will travel to England to play a three-match ODI and T20I series, while the tour will start with a one-off Test match against the Women of England Cricket Team.
But before the Indian women leave India for that tour, BCCI – Board of Control for Cricket in India came under the scanner when the Indian board had arranged the chattered flights for Virat Kohli led Indian men and a commercial flight for the Women’s team.
Both the teams will travel to England. Virat and his men will play a one-off test match against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final, and they will also play the five-match Test series against England, which starts on 4th August 2021.
The Indian women’s team’s series starts on 16th June 2021. But after that fiasco, the T20I skipper of India, Harmanpreet Kaur, and India’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj have cleared the air over BCCI’s approach on the gender bias through their accounts on Twitter.
Harmanpreet wrote that the BCCI had organized charted flights for the men and women cricket players who will travel to England. The flight will be from Mumbai to the United Kingdom. But the players made their own choice considering the individual convenience and distance.
It was also reported that the BCCI members did all the testing of the men’s team at the doorstep of their houses. But for the same COVID 19 testing, the BCCI members told the women’s team to get the testing on their own. The ODI skipper, Mithali Raj, said that all the team members are doing the tests at home.
Mithali Raj tweeted that the travels during the pandemic are a challenge. But the BCCI has arranged the traveling from Mumbai to the United Kingdom, and the RCPTR testing for COVID 19 is also done at home.