Internet Desk: Indian Women’s cricket team’s star batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy is very close to sign a contract for the forthcoming Women’s Big Bash League. She would become the third Indian player to play in the Australian T20 league.
Other than her another Indian all-rounder Dipti Sharma too is in the line, who played a vital role to take India to the Women’s World Cup final in England earlier in July.
“I am in talks with a few franchises. Until then, I won’t like to say much,” Krishnamurthy told PTI when asked about the possibility of playing the Big Bash.
“Both Krishnamurthy and Dipti Sharma should play the Big Bash this season. They are close to securing contracts,” said a BCCI official, who did not wish to be named.
The big-hitting Harmanpreet Kaur and left-hand opener Smriti Mandhana were the first two Indian cricketers to be part of Women’s Big Bash.
The Indian players has not had any action since losing to England in the World Cup final.
Krishnamurthy said she worked on her fitness during the off-season and is now looking forward to joining the India camp in Bengaluru from November 8.
“We hardly got time in the first two months after coming back from England. Life has changed and people recognise us now.
“I was focussing on my fitness all this while. Just can’t wait for the season to begin,” she added.
India’s next international assignment is only in February and before that the players will take part in domestic events.