Chennai: Red Bull Campus Cricket is all set to launch a women’s championship in India in 2021.
A press release here said, “The year 2021 will see the first-ever women’s edition of the tournament get underway in India with the National women’s team opener Smriti Mandhana in strong support”.
Mandhana said, “It will be a great platform for Indian women who want to play cricket professionally. Many players have gotten selected for their State teams and played for National teams after playing Campus Cricket. Players like KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manan Vohra, Anukul Roy and others have all played Red Bull Campus Cricket. To have a women’s edition will be a great boost for women’s cricket in India”.
In the past, Campus Cricket has featured Indian talent like KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Manan Vohra, Shardul Thakur, Karun Nair, Shashank Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Himanshu Rana, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anukul Roy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui, and others.
International stars Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, NiroshanDickwella and ChiragSuri also played here, before going on to represent their respective countries.
The women’s competition will be held in four zones – north, south, east and west, with the winners of the zonal editions going on to play in the National finals.
The winner of the National final will be declared the best women’s college cricket team in India. Campus Cricket 2020 India Finals are currently underway in Lucknow.