Women’s IPL set to take place in March with 5 teams
The widely awaited women’s IPL will debut with five teams before the men’s IPL makes its debut in March 2023. According to a BCCI memo that PTI reviewed, the competition would consist of 20 league games in which each club would face the other twice.
While the top-placed team advances to the final game, the second and third-placed teams play in the Eliminator. The starting eleven of each team may not have more than five foreign cricketers.
Five teams will originally make up the WIPL, as decided. There can be a total of eighteen players on each team, but no side may have more than six foreign players. This will guarantee a competitive field of teams with a well-balanced mix of domestic and foreign talent.
The board also thinks that a tiny number of clubs won’t be able to use the home-and-away system. The event is anticipated to take place shortly after the Women’s T20 World Cup, which will take place in South Africa from February 9 to 26. Given that there cannot be a game every day with five to six teams, it will be challenging to play a home-away schedule in the WIPL, similar to the IPL. The tournament should be run in a caravan format, with the next ten matches occurring at the next venue once the first ten have finished.
All decisions relating to the women’s IPL will be made by the BCCI office bearers and the IPL governing council.
The demand for a league for women in the vein of the IPL has grown in response to the growth of the sport in India and the team’s finish as runners-up in 2017. The WBBL has been played in Australia since 2016, while the Hundred debuted in the UK last year. Additionally, Pakistan has announced a women’s
“Over the previous eight years, overall player engagement has surged by 111% across all categories. The senior women’s category has increased by 129%, while the U-19 category has increased,” according to a BCCI statement on the game’s growth in India.