The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the BCCI are prepared to clash once again in the WIPL vs. WPSL match. The first seasons of the Women’s PSL and Women’s IPL are expected to conflict. Like BCCI, PCB has designated the month of March for the WPSL, which will allow up to six international players per club. It should be noted that the ICC Champions Trophy will cause IPL 2025 and PSL 2025 to conflict at some time.
The HBL Pakistan Super League 8 and the first women’s league will both take place in March 2023 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, according to information released by the PCB on Thursday.
For Pakistan’s women’s domestic championship, four city-based teams, each with 12 local and six international players, will participate in a double-league format.
The HBL PSL 8 final will take place the day before the solo match between the top-two teams after 12 league games. The HBL PSL 8 will take place between February 9 and March 19, 2023.
Ramiz Raja, chairman of the PCB, said, “I am excited to introduce the women’s league. When our existing players share dugouts with the international players, this competition will help them further develop their talents and draw future female cricket players to this wonderful sport. The league, which will consist of 13 matches, will include current and former female cricket pioneers.
Some of the matches will take place before the HBL Pakistan Super League 8 matches in order to increase coverage and promotion of this project.
The goal of this event is to strengthen Pakistan’s cricket playing culture across all forms and genders. Through this competition, we are giving our female cricketers job prospects in addition to developing appealing brands to boost our cricket industry. Our female cricket players will learn more as they compete in increasingly stressful situations.
“The PCB strongly supports giving women more power so they may shine brighter. We will increase the economic and social prosperity of our nation by involving our women, who make up 49% of the population.
The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that the board was considering the March window for the first Women’s IPL. The Indian board may need to come up with a new window now that PCB has surpassed BCCI.
“The BCCI is now developing the much anticipated women’s IPL. The inaugural season is scheduled to begin early in 2019. More information would be provided when it is appropriate, Ganguly said in his email to state associations.
As of February 10, 2023, the Women’s T20 World Cup will begin, hence the BCCI will have to either hold the WIPL in January or in March prior to the IPL 2023.