Kaur, Raj, and Mandhana to lead three teams in Women's T20 Challenge (Image Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that a three-team Women's T20 challenge tournament will be played during the IPL play offs week next month at Sawai Mansingh in Jaipur. The tournament will open with a clash between Supernovas and Trailblazers on May 6 while Velocity will lock horns with Supernovas on May 8.
Each team will play two matches and the top two teams will clash in the final on May 11. All the encounters will be standalone games.
"The teams will comprise current and future stars of Indian cricket playing alongside a selection of the world’s best players. The combined strength of talent on display will showcase the quality of women’s cricket," said a BCCI release.
"Fans are encouraged to show their support for the teams by attending the matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. All matches will be telecast live on Star Sports Network," further added.
The captains of the three teams will be Indian cricketing icons Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana.
Supernovas vs Trailblazers - 6th May, 2019
Trailblazers vs Velocity - 8th May, 2019
Supernovas vs Velocity - 9th May, 2019
Final – 1st placed vs 2nd placed - 11th May, 2019
(All the games will be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur)