A bit more clarity has emerged around the Women’s T20 Challenge, which is scheduled to be held next month on the sidelines of the IPL. Some 30-36 Indian players who will take part in the three-team tournament in the UAE are likely to assemble in Mumbai on October 13 for a nine-day quarantine. This is the first clear indication of the scheduling and logistical process for these players since the announcement of the tournament on August 2.
ESPNcricinfo also understands that all three matches of the T20 Challenge are likely to be held in the emirate of Sharjah. Host to 12 IPL matches this year, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has already staged four games, with seven out of eight innings yielding totals of 200 or more. On September 13, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had visited the stadium for a routine inspection along with the IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel,