Mumbai: Twenty one state-level Women’s Cricket teams from different States of India will participate in the Goa Cricket League as part of the Women’s Cricket Series to be held in Goa next month, announced media spokesperson and co-organiser Flynn Remedios on Saturday in Panaji.
As part of the Goa Cricket League, an added international attraction will be the India-Bangladesh wheelchair cricket match which will be held in the State on 31st March 2019.
The Bangladesh team will first arrive in Mumbai and will play the first match in Mumbai. The final match will be held in Goa on 31st March, Remedios said. This match is being supported by the Bangladesh Cricket Association – the official cricket body of Bangladesh and the Disabled Sporting Society of India (DSS).
This is the first time in the history of Goa that an international wheelchair cricket match is being held in the state. In addition to this international match, for the first time in Goan history, the State will play host to 14 wheelchair cricket teams from across the nation who will be part of the Goa Cricket League – GCL – 2019.
The All Goa State Cricket Cup – GCL 2019 incorporating wheelchair cricket – albeit with different criteria compared to standard international cricket norms, will be held at Shiroda and Ponda in the month of March with over 200 local teams participating, both in the Under-18 and Open categories together.