As we all know that IPL is the biggest domestic league in the globe and the most popular tournament having national and international players as well. Basically, the purpose of IPL is to introduce new talent and to produce real money from the commercial cricket buzz. Above all, the whole nation waits to see the open challenges and the whole atmosphere in which the game can be played is very entertaining. The way anchors, promoters, commentators, and cheerleaders do their job, it is interesting for the viewers to watch the league. It has created tons of interest among the people.
The BCCI is aware of getting the IPL’s success and the craziness among the cricket fans and followers since long back. Hence, it plans to start Woman’s IPL by 2023.
The 12th edition of Woman’s World Cup 2022 is going on in New Zealand and here all the women are utilizing their strength to win the match. Their efforts are really appreciable. Now, they are proving that if they got a chance, women can do anything.
All the world is witnessing their performances on the field. Hence, the BCCI (Cricket Board of India) President Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that the board is planning to start the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2023 while returning after a gap of one year to hold four exhibition matches this season.
In the past, BCCI was criticized for not starting the women’s IPL. It will need the approval of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to start the league in the next season.
5-6 teams may participate in the league.
The board is planning five or six teams in the initial phase. The 10 existing franchises of men’s IPL will be given the first chance to buy women’s IPL teams. It is learned that at least four men’s IPL franchises are interested to know from the BCCI how much they will benefit if they choose to invest in the women’s IPL.
BCCI President SouravGanguly told reporters after the IPL Governing Council meeting here on Friday that “It (full women’s IPL) will need the approval of the AGM”. We are planning to launch it next year.
BCCI has started to launch preparations
Ganguly had said that the women’s IPL would be launched in February2023. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel also clarified that this season, along with the men’s IPL playoffs of three women’s teams, four matches will be held.
“Four matches of three teams will be held during the playoff time”, Patel said after the meeting,
However, in 2020 they were organized in the United Arab Emirates where the IPL Trailblazers won the title.
Patel added further that there are five or six teams in the women’s IPL but they would need the approval of the AGM. Women’s exhibition matches are likely to be held in Pune. The Governing Council also discussed the issue of IPL media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle. A member of the governing council said, “Soon the tender will be floated for it.”
It will be a feast to watch the Women’s IPL for cricket lovers. Especially, the women will be very happy and would take an interest to watch the cricket with full enthusiasm. We wish all the female cricket players all the luck to perform not only to win the trophy but also to encourage and persuade the talent hidden in the other women in the society. Along with this, we should appreciate the BCCI decision.