Following the spectacular performance by the Indian Women’s cricket team in the recently concluded Women’s World Cup, the momentum is now building to take the Women’s cricket to the next level.
A lot of talks and discussions are being held to further promote women’s cricket by proposing the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The idea has been supported by none other than Indian Women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj when she said that the time is right to start a women’s IPL.
However, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) though seems disinterested in investing in Women’s cricket and felt that a T20 tournament for women on the lines of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) is not feasible at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Board is always ready for improving the infrastructure and facilities for the women’s cricket.
On NewsX Connect, Rishabh Gulalti with Simerpreet Kaur discusses — Women cricketers bat for IPL; BCCI feels ‘it is not feasible’. Is ‘popularism’ the ticket to IPL?