Just as the Dream 11 is the Title Sponsor of Men’s IPL, in a similar way Reliance Jio will be the title Sponsor of Women’s T20 Challenge 2020. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on November 1 announced the same.
Schedule of Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 Matches
The Women’s T20 League is going to be played in Sharjah from 4-9th November. However, there will be three teams among which the matches would be held.
Teams That Will Play Women’s T20 Challenge 2020
These teams are – Trailblazers, Supernovas, and Velocity. Mithali Raj will be taking as a captain of Velocity while Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will be taking the captainship of Trailblazers and Supernovas.
Jay Shah, Secretary of BCCI said; “ We look forward to seeing how the stories of these great women’s sports will be shared in the coming future. We just wanted to create a pathway or pipeline for Women’s IPL. Signing a Title sponsor for Women’s T20 is a great step in this direction”.
Meanwhile, this could be a big step towards a change. As it is the first time a sponsor has signed up with BCCI for Women’s T20 Leagues.
Although, Reliance Jio and Reliance Foundation Education and Sports For All (RF ESA) are the joint sponsors of the League.
BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly said- “ He hoped that this Jio Women’s T20 will inspire the next generation girls and provide confidence to the parents that Playing cricket is a great opportunity for daughters”.