Asiad to be held in China this year
India’s secondary team will play in Asiad
New Delhi. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will send its men’s and women’s cricket teams to participate in the upcoming Asian Games 2023. The BCCI had earlier refused to send its teams to the Asiad 2023. Cricket competitions will be played in T20 format in the Asian Games to be held in China.
According to the news of the Indian Express, since when the Asian Games will be held, at the same time the Indian cricket team will be playing the ODI World Cup at home. In such a situation, BCCI will send its B team in the men’s section in the Asiad. On the other hand, if we talk about the women’s category, India’s top women’s cricket team will present its claim in the Asiad. The Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China from 23 September to 8 October. At the same time, the ICC World Cup will be played from 5 October to 23 November. BCCI will send the list of players to the Indian Olympic Association by June 30.
The women’s team got silver in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Earlier, the Indian board did not send its team to the Asian Games in the years 2010 and 2014. Then a cricket event was also organized in Asiad. At that time neither India’s men’s nor women’s cricket team had reached to participate. Cricket event was also not held in 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. The Indian women’s cricket team participated in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham where India had to face defeat against Australia in the final. The team had to be satisfied with the silver medal.
Then the BCCI cited the busy schedule
The Indian Cricket Board had earlier said that due to the busy schedule, the men’s and women’s cricket teams would not participate in this mega event. Then the Chef de Mission of Asian Games Bhupendra Bajwa had said that Indian players will participate in all sports except cricket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2023, 13:04 IST