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RCB’s England Skipper Heather Knight Pulls Out Of Ladies’s Premier League


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Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) aspect Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a jolt on Saturday as their England recruit Heather Knight pulled out of the upcoming second season of the profitable T20 league starting February 23. The Bengaluru-based franchise didn’t give any cause for Knight’s pulling out however England cricketers concerned within the WPL have been in a dilemma, as staying again for the enterprise finish of the T20 League may result in them lacking out on their nation’s five-match T20I sequence in New Zealand.

Knight is the captain of the England staff.

The ultimate of WPL is scheduled for March 17 whereas the visiting England staff’s first T20I towards New Zealand shall be performed in Dunedin on March 19.

RCB has named South African all-rounder Nadine de Klerk as substitute for Knight.

“England captain Heather Knight has pulled out of the upcoming season of the Ladies’s Premier League 2024. The Royal Challengers Bangalore have named Nadine de Klerk as her substitute,” the WPL stated in an announcement.

De Klerk, who bowls medium-fast and bats right-handed, has featured in 30 ODIs and 46 T20Is.

In keeping with reviews, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has informed gamers concerned within the WPL that they won’t be thought-about for the primary three T20Is in New Zealand in the event that they keep in India until the tip of the T20 league.

The ECB is anticipated to call the England squad subsequent week.

Apart from Knight, different gamers as a result of function in WPL 2024 are: Alice Capsey (Delhi Capitals), Issy Wong and Nat Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians), Kate Cross (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Sophie Ecclestone and Danni Wyatt (UP Warriorz).

Lauren Bell, who was as a result of play for UP Warriorz, pulled out of the WPL on Friday, saying her precedence was preparation for the tour of New Zealand.

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