BCCI plans to kickstart Women’s IPL from 2023

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is proposing a five or six teams Women’s IPL from 2023. Decision was taken at Governing Council (GC) meeting of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Friday (March 25),to start a franchise-based annual T20 tournament for women cricketers from 2023. Board President Sourav Ganguly said on Friday while four exhibition matches make a return this season after a one-year gap.

The GC members, who met for the first time after pandemic, decided to give the first preference to the existing IPL franchises to own the teams. Outside parties will be invited to bid for the franchises once that option has been exhausted.

The BCCI was under pressure to launch the Women’s IPL for quite some time. With Cricket West Indies (CWI) deciding to introduce a three-team league from this year, alongside the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and neighbouring Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also making similar noises, it has become obligatory for the BCCI to fast track the Women’s IPL.

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