The squad hasn’t been named but, however gamers have been requested to assemble in Mumbai on Could 18
The India Girls gamers are with out central contracts from September 30, 2020 and are not positive if they’ll have signed new annual retainers by the point they board their flight to the UK on June 2 for a tour comprising one Take a look at (their first in practically seven years), three ODIs and three T20Is.
A BCCI functionary instructed ESPNcricinfo that the matter was wholly being dealt by secretary Jay Shah’s workplace. As of Friday (Could 14) afternoon, the choice committee headed by former India left-arm spinner Neetu David hadn’t named the squad for the England tour.
Nonetheless, ESPNcricinfo understands the gamers shall be requested to assemble in Mumbai on Could 18, and comply with a two-week quarantine, like their male counterparts, earlier than all the contingent flies to the UK through a constitution flight.
The one cricket the ladies gamers have performed since their runners-up end on the T20 World Cup in March final yr has been the four-match Girls’s T20 Problem in Sharjah in November and two limited-overs sequence at dwelling in opposition to South Africa, which they misplaced, earlier this yr. These defeats led to scrutiny on WV Raman’s place as head coach, and on Thursday, he was changed by Ramesh Powar.
After the tour of England, which ends on July 15, India are slated to tour Australia and New Zealand later within the yr or early subsequent yr as a part of their 2022 ODI World Cup preparation. A number of Indian gamers are additionally set to function within the Hundred within the UK and the WBBL in Australia between late July and late November.
In April, the BCCI had introduced new annual retainers for 28 male gamers throughout 4 classes (Grade A+: INR 7 crore, Grade A: INR 5 crore, Grade B: INR 3 crore, Grade C: INR 1 crore). As per their earlier contracts, the ladies’s retainers, as compared, have been awarded throughout three classes: Grade A: 50 lakhs, Grade B: 30 lakhs and Grade C: 10 lakhs.
In all, 22 girls’s gamers have been awarded annual retainers in 2020, with Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav a part of the very best bracket. Mithali Raj, the present ODI captain, was demoted to Grade B after retiring from T20Is.
Shashank Kishore is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo