In a bit of fine information for ladies’s cricket, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the board has put aside a separate window for the first-ever Ladies’s IPL which is about to be held in March 2023, and preparations for the occasion are already underway. The board lately introduced the most recent schedule for the home tournaments, and the ladies’s calendar has been adjusted to slot in the Ladies’s IPL.
The season for ladies, which usually lasts from November to April, has been moved up by one month. The inter-zonal one-day competitors will happen in February 2023, capping off the senior girls’s season, which is able to now begin on October 11 with the T20 competitors. BCCI secretary Jay Shah had beforehand talked about that the board had plans of conducting the Ladies’s IPL, and present IPL franchises and stakeholders had proven curiosity too.
“I’m thrilled on the type of response now we have acquired from stakeholders. A number of present IPL groups have enquired and expressed severe curiosity in proudly owning WIPL franchises,” he had instructed earlier.
Barbados Royals and Rajasthan Royals’ house owners had additionally publicly acknowledged that they have been curious about buying a WIPL franchise. The Knight Riders Group, which has groups within the CPL and the UAE’s ILT20 along with their IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, is at present in the midst of international integration within the males’s sport. Additionally they appear wanting to take part within the WIPL.
Three groups, together with the Knight Riders Group-owned Trinbago Knight Riders, will compete within the first-ever Ladies’s Caribbean Premier League, which is able to happen concurrently with the boys’s competitors later this yr.
There are rumours that the present IPL franchises can be given the primary choice to buy the groups, however they haven’t acquired an official response from the board. The BCCI’s annual basic assembly in September is scheduled to cowl subjects pertaining to the WIPL. The sale of media rights can be a serious focus of event preparation.
Ladies’s cricket in India has grown immensely this yr
Following a string of profitable performances by the Indian staff in worldwide competitions in current occasions, the most recent amongst which was their podium end on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 the place they bagged the silver medal in Birmingham, curiosity in girls’s cricket in India, and consequently the WIPL, is at an all-time excessive.
Senior gamers have spoken out in favour of the league, together with the present captain and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana respectively. Mithali Raj, a former captain of India, sparked curiosity within the event late final month when she revealed that she had stored the choice of popping out of retirement open if given the chance to play on the Ladies’s IPL.