The BCCI is reportedly planning to finally begin women’s IPL from next year onwards which was being discussed with BCCI for a long time. The board is working on the number of teams for women’s IPL and when they can host the matches.
The humungous success of men’s IPL which gave a platform to fresh talent to perform and prove themselves worthy of the national team has led the board to believe that doing this for the women’s cricket team will be beneficial.
According to news agency ANI, some IPL franchises have shown interest in being part of the women’s version of the league as well, they plan to have 6 teams.
“Women’s IPL is very much on from next year we are already working on the plan on how many teams we can have and what window is going to suit because we have men’s IPL as well. As of now can’t share many details but yes, we are excited about this league some franchises have already shown interest and are very keen to be part of this tournament. We are planning to have six teams to start with and auction process and other important aspects of the tournament,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by the agency.
BCCI is going to organize the tournament in August next year and they will soon make an official announcement. The discussion of women’s IPL will finally be put on paper, said the BCCI source.
“See as of now everything is just on paper it will take time to streamline everything there are many aspects that need to be taken care of, proper planning, auctions, teams, etc, but yes we might start the Women’s IPL in August but again its completely tentative, once everything it will be discussed and we will make an official announcement. This matter will also be discussed in the AGM to stamp it officially,” added the BCCI source.
The photo is from one of the Women’s T20 Challenge that was played first time in 2018.
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