BCCI plans to start Women’s IPL in 2023 says Sourav Ganguly;

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BCCI plans to start Women’s IPL in 2023 says Sourav Ganguly;

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly opened up about the possibility of launching a women’s Indian Premier League, indicating that 2023 will be a great year to launch a full-fledged women’s league that will be as huge and successful as the men’s IPL.

Notably, the BCCI has been hosting the Women’s T20 Challenge, which featured three teams in a T20 tournament. Even though the BCCI staged the IPL in two halves in 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Women’s T20 Challenge was not held. Many Indian women cricketers, including Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana, have made calls for the introduction of the women’s IPL.

“We are at the level of formulation to have a full-fledged WIPL. It is certainly going to happen. I strongly believe that next year i.e. 2023 a very good time to start a full-fledged women’s IPL which will big and grand a success as the men’s IPL,” Ganguly quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Meanwhile, former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged the BCCI president to make starting a women’s Indian Premier League a top priority of the board.

“A Womens #IPL should be top priority now @SGanguly99 !! Let’s get it sorted,” Vaughan tweeted.

However, Cricket Australia organises a Women’s Big Bash League. While the England and Wales Cricket Board hosted the Women’s Hundred. Alongside the men’s competition in the inaugural edition earlier this year. In the Big Bash League in Australia in 2021, as many as eight Indian women’s players took part.

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