BCCI announces squads for one-off Women's T20 Challenge match

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T-20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and veteran batsman Smriti Mandhana will be captaining in this exhibition match.

Australia's captain Meg Lanning has recovered from her injury and will be a part of the Harmanpreet Kaur-led IPL Supernovas which also includes Indian star Mithali Raj.

Top worldwide stars like Australians Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning will be seen in action in the upcoming one-off Women's T20 Challenge match to be played on May 22 ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 in Mumbai. The BCCI said in its statement that decision has been taken considering the success of the Indian team, which reached the final of the World Cup-2017.

The one-off match will feature 26 players, including 10 global cricketers from Australia, England and New Zealand.

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There will be a host of Indian and global stars that will take the field for the Women's T20 Challenge match in Mumbai. Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said, "We were in talks with several Boards and I am pleased with the outcome".

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates, attacking batter Sophie Devine, who holds the record for fastest half-century in women's T20Is, Australia's fine all-rounder Ellyse Perry, wicket-keeper bat Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney have confirmed their participation.

On the other hand, Diana Edulji - former India women skipper and voice of CoA - added, "The idea was to promote women's cricket and keep the momentum going. We see it build into a women's IPL tournament in a couple of years". It is our endeavor that women cricketers also got the chance to play on a big platform like IPL.

The match will commence from 14:30 (IST) ahead of IPL 11 Qualifier 1.

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