Women’s IPL: The first Women’s IPL season is scheduled to begin in early 2023. In India, the highly anticipated big event will take place just before the men’s IPL.
The Women’s IPL is planned to have a 15-day timeframe, compared to the men’s version over a two-month span. According to a report, the inaugural Women’s IPL season would begin on March 7 and end on March 22.
According to the report, there would be five teams competing, with key cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru serving as the sites. A record-breaking 160–170 Indian cricketers and 30–40 players from other countries will be offered to the selectors for consideration.
The goal of the event, according to the new IPL chairman Arun Dhumal, is to introduce the sport to new audiences and inspire ladies to take it up. He anticipates that the inaugural Women’s IPL season will be a tremendous success.
“Fans should make it to the stadium in large numbers whether we have the WIPL in rural areas or main city centres. We will evaluate that and take a call soon.” IPL chairman Arun Dhumal.
He added. “We are working on making it one of the best women’s cricket tournaments in the world. What we did in the IPL, we want to do something similar with Women’s IPL.”
Harmanpreet Kaur Thought Women’s IPL Promote Women’s Cricket in India
Harmanpreet Kaur, the current captain of India, expressed her high expectations for the inaugural tournament and described how it will affect Indian cricket.
Kaur said, since the players are currently chosen from the domestic clubs, they won’t have any added pressure when they play for the Indian side. She occasionally notices when their faces are blank and they are unable to change their course of action.
The contest will be crucial in closing that margin. They will thus undoubtedly notice some significant changes in the performances of the girls who play in the IPL in the years to come. Harmanpreet reaffirmed her claim.
IPL Franchises Showing Interest In Women’s IPL
The BCCI is believed to have received favourable feedback for the support of its specific players from various boards. The BCCI is aware that the competition will start with six teams. And is likewise encouraged by the enthusiasm displayed by a number of IPL franchises.
Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are permitted to express fervent interest in acquiring a club in the Women’s IPL. Chennai Super Kings also seem interested in the league, as they just opened a school for young girls.