Women’s IPL is on the verge of becoming a reality. The BCCI has stayed mute despite repeated pleas from former and current female cricketers to organise a Women’s IPL. However, inspired by Harmanpreet Kaur’s WBBL achievements, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated that it would happen soon, adding that the board is working on a framework and will provide a blueprint within the next three months. InsideSport.IN will provide live updates from the IPL 2022 tournament.
“We’re thinking about the Women’s IPL.” On Backstage with Boria, Sourav Ganguly remarked, “We will explain how we are going to do it in the coming three-four months and how we are going to move WIPL forward.”
Women’s IPL has been gaining traction for some time now. Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored 406 runs and took 15 wickets, has only added to the clamour. She was named the tournament’s best player.
“I’m overjoyed to watch Haranpreet perform so well in Big Bash because she’s had a difficult time in England and Australia.” I saw her play in the semifinals of the English Open a few years back. Her 171 not out was outstanding. It takes a special kind of teenage cricketer to score 171 runs, especially against Australia, which is perhaps the best women’s team in the world. Sourav Ganguly stated, “Harman, Smriti, youthful Shafali, senior-pro Mithali, Jhulan — they’re all strengths for this team.”
The BCCI’s financial muscles have been reinforced with the infusion of over Rs 12,000 crore from two new IPL franchises.
Because the women’s cricket calendar is less busy than the men’s, a spot in the Women’s IPL will be easy to come by.
Cricketers have flocked to the women’s T20 challenge, a mini-T20 tournament held during the IPL.
WBBL, The Hundred, and other international T20 leagues have included Indian women’s players on a regular basis.
The success of women’s cricketers has prompted the BCCI to develop a strategy for a women’s IPL.