BCCI planning India A tours for women's team
New Delhi: In an attempt to create a bigger feeder line for the women's cricket team, the BCCI is planning to introduce more India A tours in near future.
Besides the 'A' tour, there are plans to expand the U-16 domestic zonal tournament to the all-India level. As of now, all-India junior tournaments cover only the U-19 and U-23 category.
The Committee Of Administrators member Diana Edulji is part of the women's committee, which will be meeting on Wednesday to decide the road ahead for women's cricket in the country.
The other members are current ODI captain Mithali Raj, senior pacer Jhulan Goswami with the BCCI GM-Game Development, Ratnakar Shetty, being the convener.
"We plan to have India A tours for the women's team besides reviewing the domestic structure. It is needed for creating a bigger bench strength for the women's team. Mithali has herself felt that there is a lot of difference between our domestic cricket and international cricket," the BCCI official said on condition of anonymity.
Another issue which is likely to be discussed in the meeting is the lack of international assignments for the national team, which became overnight stars with their showing in the World Cup last month.