BCCI Plans To Host First U-15 Girls Tournament, Ganguly Believes This Will Build A Path To International Cricket For Our Girls In Blue
I still remember that during the pandemic, while the entire world was concerned about essentials like food, health and sustenance, our cricket-loving nation had an additional concern about IPL getting cancelled. While we are all thankful to have gotten past that, I would love you guys to give our Women In Blue the same love. We are going to have the women’s IPL (WIPL) next year and according to BCCI head Sourav Ganguly, they are going to be held early!
Sourav Ganguly who is the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has notified the state units that the Women’s IPL (WIPL) will begin early in the coming year. Ganguly said to the state units that the BCCI is actively working on the much-anticipated women’s IPL and the first season is scheduled to begin early next year. The Board has already designated the months of February and March for the WIPL next year, and formal approval is anticipated following the Annual General Meeting next month.
Good to see Sourav Ganguly confirming that the #WomensIPL is likely to be held in March. If it is indeed a 6 team IPL, I hope existing franchises own those teams so that we get an existing fanbase. And I will repeat: it will bring a revolution into women's cricket
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 22, 2022
The World Champion Australia women’s team will also play a five-match T20I series against the Indian women’s squad in December of this year, but the schedule has not yet been released. In his letter, Ganguly said that the home international series for the Indian men’s senior team will feature matches against Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand while India’s senior women’s team will compete against Australia.
With the U-19 World Cup and upcoming ICC tournaments in mind, the Board will also hold the first-ever U-15 girls’ tournament this time around. Ganguly wrote a tournament for females under 15 this season will be taking place which will enable our female cricketers to participate at an international level.
— Women’s CricZone (@WomensCricZone) September 22, 2022
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I am not a cricket fan but I do plan to watch the WIPL. I feel like with our IPL-crazed nation, it will be easy for a WIPL to give more exposure to the women’s cricket team and create more love and appreciation for them which I am totally here for!
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