YourStory – The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formally announced their intentions to start a women’s edition of the uber-successful cricketing tournament Indian Premier League.

Summary

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formally announced their intentions to start a women’s edition of the uber-successful cricketing tournament Indian Premier League.
  • “We are planning to get a women’s IPL in place in two to three years,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrator Vinod Rai told AFP.
  • Indian womens cricket team celebrate with the trophyThese plans have been further cemented as an exhibition game was announced to create buzz and excitement has been arranged, set to happen later this month on May 22 amongst the very topmost international women players.
  • While other details are unclear, pressure had been mounting to start a women’s edition for this all-start tournament that did wonders to the game of cricket in terms of its entertainment value – and it has  been a highly profitable franchise.
  • Therefore, it could be that much-needed and well-deserved boost to women’s cricket, in order to bring it to the mainstream here in India, especially considering how immensely talented our Women in Blue are.


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