Wednesday, May 19, 2021

BCCI has organised charter flights for both: Harmanpreet Kaur clears air after board accused of bias

Indian women's team's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur cleared the air after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was accused of gender bias by many. Some unverified reports claimed BCCI was organising charter flights till Mumbai for only the players of the Indian men's team and not the women's team ahead of their tour of the UK.

Both the men's and the women's teams are set to tour the UK for a full-fledged series. The players have been asked to assemble in Mumbai on Wednesday where they will be in quarantine for the next two weeks before departing for England. Reports claimed that the BCCI has arranged charter flights to ferry the men's team players to Mumbai while the women cricketers could be asked to travel on their own.

However, Harmanpreet took to Twitter to reveal that the BCCI will be organising charter flights for the women's team as well to ferry them to Mumbai ahead of the all-important England tour. 

"The BCCI has organised Charter flights to ferry both men and women players to Mumbai before we leave for the UK. Considering the distance and individual convenience players have made their own choice," she tweeted clearing the air. ODI and Test team skipper Mithali also shared a tweet thanking the BCCI.

BCCI has asked the players to undergo at least three RT-PCR tests at home before travelling to Mumbai where they will be in quarantine and undergo more tests. The men's team will be playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton which gets underway from June 18.


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