New Delhi: India women’s cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy would soon secure a contract for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia. If such a move materialises, then Veda would become the third Indian to take part in the women’s T20 tournament after hard-hitting all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur and opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana.
Dipti Sharma, the young all-rounder, who played a crucial role in taking India to the finals of the women’s World Cup earlier this year too is close to secure a Women’s Big Bash League contract.
A BCCI official confirmed, “Both Krishnamurthy and Dipti Sharma should play the Big Bash this season. They are close to securing contracts.”
When asked about the possibility to of her participating in the Australian tournament, Veda said, “I am in talks with a few franchises. Until then, I won’t like to say much.”
She also said that she has worked on her fitness all this time and is ready to join the national camp from November 8 in Bengaluru.
“We hardly got time in the first two months after coming back from England. Life has changed and people recognise us now,” she said.
She also added, “I was focusing on my fitness all this while. Just can’t wait for the season to begin.”
The next international assignment for the women in blue would be in February next year before which they would participate in domestic tournaments.