With its recent USD 12.7 thousand crore windfall, the BCCI should use some of its funds to start an Indian Premier League (IPL) exclusively for women in the near future. International private equity investment firm Irelia Company Pte Limited (CVC Capital) and Indian business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka of the RPG group spent 12,715 crore ($1.7 billion) to win the bids for two new IPL teams, a windfall that far exceeded BCCI’s expectations on Monday. In light of this, Healy told Australia’s ‘The Australian’ newspaper that day: “Despite all of BCCI’s efforts, there has been no word on whether or not the postponed exhibition matches will go ahead. “We can only hope that some of the USD 2 billion they received will be reinvested in women’s cricket, and perhaps even a women’s IPL in the near future. It’s the next step for India to put on a showcase event and show the world how good these young Indian players are, and that’s what we want to see happen.” There hasn’t been an IPL for men since the UAE hosted the three-team Women’s T20 Challenge in 2020. Even though the second half of the IPL was relocated to the UAE due to COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubbles in India, this year’s edition of the event did not take place.
“I believe I have previously expressed some opinions on how things have played out. “It was a disappointment to me personally that the women’s exhibition games had to be postponed. They did everything they could to get the IPL back on track (after it was suspended in April) so that it could lead into the World Cup, and then, a week after the World Cup began, they had two new men’s IPL teams “Healy had this to say. Sydney Sixers, which includes Indian cricketers Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav, is currently in the seventh edition of the women’s Big Bash League, in which Healy is a member of the team. Other Indian players in the WBBL include Shafali and Radha, Adelaide Strikers’ Poonam Yadav, Sydney Thunder’s Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma, Hobart Hurricanes’ Richa Ghosh, Melbourne Renegades’ Jemimah Rodrigues, and Harmanpreet Kaur. “It’s hoped that this will spark interest in a women’s IPL in India. Their enthusiasm for more exhibition games is well-known to me. “To showcase the women’s talent, an IPL for women would be ideal. I simply want them to be given every opportunity “Healy had this to say.