BCCI plans to extend Women’s IPL starting 2023

BCCI plans to extend Women's IPL starting 2023

A six-team Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently in the works as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed plans on expanding the cash-rich T20 cricket event. The board is planning to launch five or six teams in the inaugural edition, with all the existing men’s IPL franchises being given the first right of refusal to buy the Women’s IPL teams. Follow us for the cricket match today updates!

“It has to be approved by the AGM. We plan to start it by next year hopefully,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said in an interview. IPL GC chairman Brijesh Patel also confirmed the plans . “The process is on,” Patel said. “There will be four matches involving three teams this year around the time of the IPL playoffs,” he added. For more football and cricket betting tips, continue reading!

Earlier, Cricket West Indies announced a three-team Women’s CPL alongside the Men’s CPL while the Pakistan Cricket Board had announced similar plans. IPL fans have been requesting the governing council to launch a Women’s IPL. However, the Board seemed to ignore the calls that led to criticisms. Now, they will only need AGM’s approval to kickstart the league next season.

“Of course, it’s being said that there will be a six-team women’s IPL next year, which is a very good thing,” India Women’s opener Shafali Verma reacting to the news. “All our women players, including the domestic cricketers, will get to learn a lot, which is a very good thing. My favorite IPL team is Mumbai Indians. I love watching them play and get to learn a lot from them.”

The new edition of men’s IPL kicked off with defending champions Chennai Super Kings up against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium.

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