Women’s cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian squad is currently training in Bengaluru and is scheduled to leave for Birmingham on Sunday.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is confident that the participation of the Indian women’s cricket team in the Commonwealth Games won’t be in jeopardy despite three players and three members of the support staff yet to receive their visas for the multi-sport event, which begins next week.
Sources in the BCCI have confirmed to Sportstar that barring the six individuals, all other members of the squad received their visas on Friday afternoon. “We are constantly keeping track on the issue and the Indian Olympic Association has told us that the remaining visas should be reaching by Saturday,” a BCCI insider said, hoping that the team will be able to depart for Birmingham by early Sunday.