Women’s IPL in March 2023, says Ganguly
Earlier in February, Ganguly said that the women’s IPL would be held next year
BCCI has set aside a window in March 2023 for the women’s IPL first edition, said president, Sourav Ganguly. The board has now made changes in its women’s domestic cricket calendar for the women’s IPL. As per new changes, the season will begin on October 11 with a T20 competition. It will end on February 2023.
Since 2018, BCCI has been organising the Women’s T20 Challenge. Many players from outside India have also joined the competition.
Earlier in February, Ganguly said that the women’s IPL would be held next year. “We are at the level of formulation to have a full-fledged WIPL. It is certainly going to happen. I strongly believe that next year i.e. 2023 will be a very good time to start a full-fledged women’s IPL. It will be as big and grand a success as men’s IPL.”
Owners of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and Barbados Royals, The Knight Riders Group have expressed their interest in getting involved in the tournament and owning a women’s IPL team. BCCI is expected to hold a discussion on matters related to women’s IPL at its annual general meeting in September this year.
Senior Indian players like Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and former Indian skipper Mithali Raj have been supportive of the idea of women’s IPL.