New Delhi: The much-awaited Challenger series, popularly known as women's mini IPL, will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 4 to 9 November, a senior IPL official confirmed the development on Wednesday.
Women's cricket in India has come to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic and there was a lot of criticism directed at the BCCI even though president Sourav Ganguly had consistently maintained that the three-team tournament will certainly take place which has now been confirmed by a senior official currently in the UAE.
"Yes, the dates of the tournament have been finalised. It will be held from 4 to 9 November. There will be a single round-robin league between the three teams (Trailblazers, Velocity and Supernovas) along with the final. In all four matches will be held," a senior IPL official privy to the development told.
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Based on those matches till March, the final positions on the points table could be computed based on the percentage of points the teams have won from the matches that they've contested.
PCB chief Wasim Khan then clarified that it's only fair that there is a time-frame for such a deadline, which they've set for January 2021.
Varun, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game.