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Sikkim Cricket Association Launches Women’s Tournament

Sikkim Cricket Association Launches Women's Tournament
Sikkim Cricket Association, Image Credits: Sikkimcricket.com

All Set for the SICA Women’s Tournament 2023

Gangtok: The Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) has announced the launch of the SICA Women’s Tournament, set to commence from April 1. This announcement is a promising step towards the development of women’s cricket in the state. The tournament is expected to provide a platform for women cricketers in Sikkim to showcase their skills and talent.

📅 The SICA Women’s Tournament will start on April 1, 2023.

🏏 The tournament will be held at Sikkim Cricket Ground in Mining.

👥 Eight teams will participate, divided into two groups of four.

🏆 The tournament will have six league matches for each team, followed by three playoff matches.

👉 The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

👩‍👧‍👧 The tournament features only women’s cricket teams.

📝 The playoff match schedule will be decided later.

Brief Overview: The Sikkim Cricket Association has announced the second season of the SICA Women’s Tournament, featuring eight teams divided into two groups, playing six league matches followed by playoffs, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.

History of Women’s Cricket in Sikkim

Women’s cricket in Sikkim has come a long way since its inception. Initially, there were very few opportunities for women cricketers in the state, and they had to compete in mixed-gender tournaments. However, over the years, there has been a significant improvement in the infrastructure and facilities for women’s cricket in the state.

The Sikkim Cricket Association Women’s Tournament

The SICA Women’s Tournament is set to feature six teams, and the matches will be played in a round-robin format. The tournament will provide an opportunity for women cricketers in Sikkim to showcase their talent and skills in a competitive environment. The tournament is expected to be a significant boost for women’s cricket in Sikkim and will help in identifying and nurturing young talent.

Facilities for Women’s Cricket in Sikkim

The Sikkim Cricket Association has been working tirelessly to improve the facilities for women’s cricket in the state. The association has set up various coaching camps and talent hunts to identify and groom young talent. The association has also established a state-of-the-art cricket academy that provides world-class facilities for training and practice.

Importance of Women’s Cricket

Women’s cricket has gained popularity worldwide in recent years, and Sikkim is no exception. Women’s cricket is an excellent opportunity for young girls in the state to pursue their passion for the game and achieve their dreams. The SICA Women’s Tournament is a significant step towards promoting gender equality in sports and empowering women through cricket.

Sikkim Cricket Association Boosts Women's Cricket with New Tournament
SICA Women’s Tournament, Image: Gangtokian.com

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) Women’s Tournament start?

The SICA Women’s Tournament will start on April 1.

Where will the SICA Women’s Tournament be held?

The SICA Women’s Tournament will be held at the Sikkim Cricket Ground at Mining.

How many teams are participating in the tournament?

The T20 tournament has eight teams.

How are the teams divided?

The eight teams are divided into two groups of four each.

How many matches will each team play?

Each team will play a total of six league matches.

When will the playoff matches take place?

The schedule for the playoff matches will be decided later.

How many matches will be played each day?

Two matches will be held daily, in the morning and the afternoon.

What is the format of the tournament?

The tournament will have a group stage followed by playoffs. The two top teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Which teams are placed in Group-A and Group B?

Group-A consists of Aakraman Sporting Club, Cricket Association of Tathangchen, Pakyong Women’s Cricket Club and HRCC Namchi. Group-B comprises last year’s finalist Yuksum Capitals, Alpine Sporting Club, Denzong Girls Cricket Club and Irises Cricket Club.

When will the Group-A and Group B matches take place?

The Group-A contests will take place from April 1 to 7 with a break on April 4. The Group B teams will then play their league matches from April 9 to 15 with a one-day gap on April 12.

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Conclusion

The SICA Women’s Tournament is a promising step towards the development of women’s cricket in Sikkim. The tournament will provide a platform for women cricketers in the state to showcase their skills and talent. The Sikkim Cricket Association has been working tirelessly to improve the facilities for women’s cricket in the state, and the tournament is expected to be a significant boost for the game in Sikkim. Women’s cricket is an excellent opportunity for young girls in the state to pursue their passion for the game and achieve their dreams.

Gangtokian Web Team, 31/03/2023

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