According to ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI considers March 2023 as a window for the inaugural edition of the women’s IPL and has therefore moved the national women’s schedule forward by one month. The report also mentions that the processes to start the tournament as planned are underway according to Sourav Ganguly.
There has been an ongoing discussion of the Women’s IPL lineup recently from many former cricketers and pundits. Demand for a full female IPL was on the rise and Jay Shah had indicated that the BCCI was aiming to start it soon. BCCI is working on its plans for the women’s IPL and, according to a report from ESPNcricinfo, it has booked a March 2023 window for the inaugural edition.
The report further states that the BCCI has changed its women’s national calendar to accommodate the WIPL (Women’s IPL). The season usually starts in November and ends in April, but it’s moved forward a month now. The season will start with the T20 competition on October 11 and end in February with a one-day competition. The owners of Rajasthani Royals and Barbados Royals have expressed interest in having a WIPL franchise. The Knight Riders group which has teams in multiple leagues is also keen to add one more to their tally.
After India’s silver medal in the recent commonwealth gamessenior players like Harmapreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana supported the league. Former captain of India Mithali Raj also supported the concept and expressed a desire to come out of retirement and be part of the inaugural edition.
“I’m keeping this option open. I haven’t decided yet. There are still a few months left before the Women’s IPL takes place. It would be great to be part of the first edition of the Women’s IPL”, a- she declared. speaking on the ICCThe 100% Cricket podcast. “
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