BCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to leadHarmanpreet Kaur, Smrithi Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams in the Women’s T20 challenge, to be played between May 6 and 11 in Jaipur.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:19 IST Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has announced teams for Women’s T20 challenge which will be played in JaipurHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teamsAll the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers eachHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.India’s best cricketers and future stars will be joined by international players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a four-match tri-series.All the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers each.Some of the top international stars to feature in the series are England’s Natalie Sciver (Supernovas), New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (Supernovas), West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor (Trailblazers), England’s Sophie Ecclestone (Trailblazers), New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (Trailblazers), England’s Danielle Wyatt (Velocity) and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr (Velocity) among others.While WV Raman will coach the Supernovas, Biju George and Mamta Maben have been named as the coaches of Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively.Teams:Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand).Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.advertisementAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow BCCIFollow Smriti Mandhana
Dr Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said: “Waiting times in A&E are going through the roof. We have got an older population, with increasingly complex needs, but not enough beds so we are seeing more and more cases stuck in A&E.”“It has been getting worse and worse for years but we are now seeing this rapid deterioration because it’s like an elastic band,” he said.“The NHS can stretch and stretch but now the elastic is close to snapping,” the A&E consultant added, highlighting concerns that death rates are higher in crowded casualty units.Liz McAnulty, Chairman of the Patients Association, said: “These figures are shocking, and reveal a serious degradation in patient experience and safety over a very short period of time.”She expressed concern that the elderly were being forced to endure some of the worst delays, with previous figures showing the longest waits are among pensioners.It comes amid fears of shortages of doctors this weekend, amid accusations that some locum doctors have run an “organised campaign” to hold the NHS to ransom by threatening not to work unless given higher rates of pay.Agency doctors say new tax rules which came in last week and attempt to clamp down on tax avoidance will leave them worse off. “Since Theresa May became Prime Minister the decline in standards for NHS patients has been unbelievable,” he said. “Behind each of these statistics is a patient suffering and in discomfort.”An NHS England spokesman said: “We have just announced a series of measures for implementing the next steps of the Five Year Forward View aimed at relieving the intense pressures A&E departments have come under this winter. We expect these to have a direct and significant impact on the numbers of patients having long waits for a bed.” The NHS can stretch and stretch but now the elastic is close to snappingDr Chris Moulton, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Experts said the provisional figures, published by NHS Digital, reflect major bed shortages across the NHS. A target to treat 95 per cent of A&E patients within four hours, or else admit them to a hospital bed, has only been hit once since 2014. It comes as the NHS plans for an expected rise in A&E pressures over the long Easter weekend, with many GP practices closed for four days.Jonathan Ashworth shadow health secretary, said the new figures were “astonishing and totally unacceptable”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. MORE than 100,000 patients have been left in Accident & Emergency departments for more than 12 hours in recent months, amid a five-fold increase in delays, NHS data reveals.The disclosures triggered warnings of a “serious degradation in patient safety” as the NHS is braced for a surge in A&E pressures over the long Easter weekend.The Royal College of Emergency Medicine said waiting times were “going through the roof” with warnings that “the elastic is close to snapping” in some parts of the health service.The statistics show that over a three-month period, 105,718 patients spent at least 12 hours at major casualty units – almost twice the figure last year, and a rise from 19,322 such cases four years ago.The figures from NHS Digital covering all A&Es show 48,000 delays in January alone.Yet health officials announced just 985 such delays – because NHS England only discloses the cases where a doctor has taken the decision to admit a patient to hospital.Now the UK Statistics Authority is to investigate why health officials only publish such cases, amid concerns that a wealth of delays have gone ignored.Patients’ groups said the latest disclosures covering the period from November to January – were “shocking” – amid warnings that A&E pressures could spike again over the four day weekend ahead, as GP surgeries close.