No Asian Games for India

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India will not field a team in the Asian Games, which will be hosted in South Korea between 19 September and 4 October.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India will not field a team in the Asian Games, which will be hosted in South Korea between 19 September and 4 October.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have entered a men's and women's side, but Pakistan only the latter.

"The men could be busy with other commitments, but it is perplexing to see the women's team not playing," <i>ESPNcricinfo</i> quoted former India women's captain Diana Eduljee as saying.

"A medal at the Asian Games would have not only brought financial rewards and perks from the government to women cricketers but also given them glory and respect.

"It is another indication the BCCI isn't really interested in running and spreading women's cricket."

The Asian Games will be held over the same period as the Champions League Twenty20, which will sport three Indian teams – Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. The Mumbai Indians, too, will be afforded the opportunity to qualify.

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