The BCCI has granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to four Indian women cricketers, including T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, to play in the inaugural ”The Hundred” cricket tournament in the UK starting on 21 July.
Indian women cricketers Granted NOC for “The Hundred” Cricket
Opener Smriti Mandhana, T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, and all-rounder Deepti Sharma are the four Indian women cricketers selected for the Hundred cricket tournament.
“Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti, and Jemimah have got the clearance as the BCCI has granted the NOC for them,” a BCCI source told PTI.
The selected players will report on 27 May, though it is not known how they will travel to the UK as flights from India have been suspended by the British government in the wake of an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases.
“The players will be asked to report on 27 May for the tour,” the source said.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues took part in the now-defunct Kia Super League (KSL) in 2019, the ECB’s domestic T20 tournament that made way for the Women’s Hundred.
The Hundred, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will kick off with the women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London before their respective men’s sides meet the following day.
With no player draft for the women, teams are selected by their respective head coaches.
The Hundred Cricket Schedule
|21-Jul||Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (women’s),||Kia Oval|
|22-Jul||Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (men’s), Kia Oval||Kia Oval|
|23-Jul||Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit,||Edgbaston|
|24-Jul||Trent Rockets v Southern Brave,||Trent Bridge|
|Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire,||Emerald Headingley|
|25-Jul||London Spirit v Oval Invincibles||Lord’s|
|Manchester Originals v Birmingham Phoenix||Emirates Old Trafford|
|26-Jul||Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers||Trent Bridge|
|27-Jul||Welsh Fire v Southern Brave||Sophia Gardens|
|28-Jul||Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers||Emirates Old Trafford|
|29-Jul||London Spirit v Trent Rockets||Lord’s|
|30-Jul||Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix||Ageas Bowl|
|31-Jul||Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals||Sophia Gardens|
|Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles||Emerald Headingley|
|01-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets||Edgbaston|
|London Spirit v Southern Brave||Lord’s|
|02-Aug||Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire||Kia Oval|
|03-Aug||London Spirit v Northern Supercharger||Lord’s|
|04-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles||Edgbaston|
|05-Aug||Manchester Originals v Southern Brave||Emirates Old Trafford|
|06-Aug||Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets||Sophia Gardens|
|07-Aug||Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers||Ageas Bowl|
|08-Aug||Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets||Kia Oval|
|09-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire||Edgbaston|
|10-Aug||Manchester Originals v London Spirit||Emirates Old Trafford|
|11-Aug||Southern Brave v Welsh Fire||Ageas Bowl|
|12-Aug||Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals||Emerald Headingley|
|13-Aug||Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix||Trent Bridge|
|14-Aug||Oval Invincibles v London Spirit||Kia Oval|
|15-Aug||Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals||Trent Bridge|
|16-Aug||Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles||Ageas Bowl|
|17-Aug||Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix||Emerald Headingley|
|18-Aug||Welsh Fire v London Spirit||Sophia Gardens|
|20-Aug||Eliminator (both women’s and men’s)||Kia Oval|
|21-Aug||Finals (both women’s and men’s)||Lord’s|
The Hundred Cricket Squad
Men’s squad: Moeen Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Henry Brookes, Pat Brown, Chris Cooke, Tom Helm, Adam Hose, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, Dominic Sibley, Kane Williamson, Chris Woakes, Adam Zampa, Tom Abell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond.
Women’s Squad: Sophie Devine, Emily Arlott, Thea Brookes, Gwen Davies, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Ashleigh Gardner, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly, Abthaa Maqsood, Isabelle Wong, Georgia Elwiss.
Men’s squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Mohammad Amir, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Jade Dernbach, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood.
Women’s Squad: Heather Knight (c), Amara Carr, Aylish Cranstone, Naomi Dattani, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Deandra Dottin, Danielle Gibson, Hannah Jones, Sophie Munro, Susie Rowe, Chloe Tyron, Tammy Beaumont.
Men’s squad: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Olly Stone, Matthew Potts, Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brooks, Brydon Carse, Callum Parkinson, John Simpson.
Women’s Squad: Hollie Armitage, Nicola Carey, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Alyssa Healy, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield-Hill.
Men’s squad: Jos Buttler, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Harry Gurney, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Joe Clarke, Jamie Overton, Shadab Khan, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleenson, Tom Hartley.
Women’s Squad: Georgia Boyce, Natalie Brown, Danielle Collins, Kate Cross, Mignon du Preez, Alice Dyson, Sophie Ecclestone, Cordelia Griffith, Alex Hartley, Hannah Jones, Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Ellie Threlkeld.
Men’s squad: Sam Billings, Alex Blake, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark.
Women’s Squad: Georgia Adams, Megan Belt, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Tash Farrant, Jo Gardner, Eva Gray, Marizanne Kapp, Rhianna Southby, Dane van Niekerk, Fran Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Mady Villiers.
Men’s squad: Jofra Archer, David Warner, Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Delray Rawlins, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, James Vince, Max Waller, Ross Whiteley, Danny Briggs.
Women’s Squad: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Amelia Kerr, Fritha Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shurbsole, Stafanie Tayor, Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt.
Men’s squad: Lewis Gregory, Matthew Carter, Joe Root, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cox, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, D’Arcy Short, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Timm Van Der Gugten, Samit Patel.
Women’s Squad: Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Sophie Molineux, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani.
Men’s squad: Qais Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Ollie Pope, Kieron Pollard, Jhye Richardson, Jake Ball, Ian Cockbain, Josh Cobb, Matthew Critchley, David Lloyd.
Women’s Squad: Laura Filer, Katie George, Amy Gordon, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff, Natasha Wraith, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor.
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