New Indian Express – By PTI

MUMBAI: Stage is set for a historical IPL exhibition match between Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow and players believe it would be a stepping stone for the launch of a women’s T20 league in the country.

Summary

  • By PTI MUMBAI: Stage is set for a historical IPL exhibition match between Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow and players believe it would be a stepping stone for the launch of a women’s T20 league in the country.
  • Leading women players like Kiwi Suzie Bates, Aussies Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and England’s Danielle Wyatt will be part of the game which will take place before the Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Mandhana believes that a women’s IPL can take place with four teams but admits that there aren’t enough players for an eight-team tournament.
  • “Four to five teams, to start with is a good initiative, because when men’s IPL started, first two seasons only foreigners scored and later on we started developing our bench-strength, you never know that same can happen with women’s cricket.
  • “Just so excited for all the girls to have an opportunity to play tomorrow and in the future we can have women’s IPL and more players and more Indian players get an opportunity,” she said.


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