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BCCI to propose Women’s IPL from next year; existing franchises to be prioritized: Reports

The report has further suggested that there will be a normal women's T20 challenge this year.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 26 March 2022 4:11 pm

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is reportedly preparing a draft for six-team women’s IPL from next year. As per reports, members of Governing Council on in a meeting Friday decided that all efforts will be made to start a six-team annual T20 tournament for women cricketers, with priority to be given for the existing IPL franchises. The report has further suggested that there will be a normal women’s T20 challenge this year.

Sources have suggested that the Governing Council feels that there is an enormous potential for the Women’s IPL, and it has been encouraged by sponsorship for the Women’s T20 Challenge. The meeting between members of Governing Council, which took place after two years, has decided that they will first approach the existing IPL franchises if they have the women’s team. And if that option is exhausted, BCCI will invite outside parties to own the franchises.

Recently, Cricket West Indies announced that they will start a three-term league from this year, alongside Caribbean Premier League. Pakistan Cricket Board has also announced similar plans. As per reports, BCCI has felt the responsibility to start a Women-oriented league in the country as one of the vital stakeholders of the game globally.

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