Lalit Modi, the creator of the Indian Premier League, has made a major remark on the proposed Women’s IPL. To make the Women’s IPL a full-fledged ten-team event, Modi believes that all ten franchises participating in the league should be required to have a women’s squad.
The lack of concentration in the women’s game has angered the public for numerous years, and the women’s IPL has been a public demand for several years. All of that, though, might change next year when the women’s IPL begins.
Every IPL franchise set to have a women’s team?
“I didn’t see much of IPL women’s games this year (Women’s T20 Challenge), but I think one of the biggest things they should do is make it mandatory for an IPL franchise to have a women’s team. If an IPL franchise owner is able to have a women’s team, you’ll see the bench strength in Indian women’s cricket go up. You’ll see investment in women’s cricket by owners who are already making good money now.”– he said
In particular, from 2023 onwards, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to host a female version of the IPL. Women’s cricket fans have been treated to a three-team league named the Women’s T20 Challenge so far, but a full-fledged competition has yet to materialize.
Meanwhile, while the world’s most popular franchise-based cricket league still lacks a female competition, the West Indies Caribbean Premier League has the upper hand. Three CPL clubs have just unveiled their rosters for the 2017 Women’s CPL. The Trinbago Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals’ West Indian side Barbados Royals, and the Guyana Amazon Warriors will all compete in the tournament.
IPL franchisees, according to Modi, may field a women’s squad since they are all profitable and can invest the necessary funds in the game. He praised the BCCI for taking this measure, saying it was the correct thing to do.