- Women’s IPL may start next year
- BCCI President Ganguly gave hints
A big news has come out about women’s cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can organize the women’s IPL from the year 2023. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed this on Friday.
Sourav Ganguly told reporters after the IPL Governing Council meeting on Friday, “It (full women’s IPL) will need the approval of the AGM. We are planning to launch it next year.
The BCCI, which is facing criticism for not starting the women’s IPL, will need the approval of the AGM to start the league in the next season. The board is planning to include five or six teams in the inaugural season. In an interview to PTI in February too, Ganguly had said that the women’s IPL would be started in 2023.
Four matches between women’s teams this season
IPL commissioner Brijesh Patel also clarified that this season there will be four matches between the three women’s teams during the men’s IPL play-offs. Patel said after the meeting, ‘During the playoff time, four matches of three teams will be held.’
The second part of IPL 2021 was shifted to UAE due to the pandemic. Due to which the Women’s T20 Challenge was not organized. However, in 2020, when the IPL was held in the UAE, Trailblazers won the title.
According to Patel, there will be five or six teams in the women’s IPL, but again this will require the approval of the general body. The most likely venue for Women’s T20 is Pune.
Tender soon for media rights
The IPL Governing Council also discussed the issue of IPL media rights for the term 2023-2027. A member of the Governing Council said, ‘Soon the tender for this will come out.’
Star India had paid Rs 16,347.5 crore for the term 2018-2022. The popularity of this league has increased further with the addition of two new teams. Due to which this number can reach Rs 40,000 crore for the next five-year term.