Women’s IPL: A breakthrough in cricket fraternity, will India host Women’s IPL in 2023?

“I strongly believe that next year i.e. 2023 will be a very good time to start a full-fledged women’s IPL…,” says President Sourav Ganguly

Since the year it began to evolve, or as it is called in India – following the 1983 win, cricket has been watched passionately by Indian fans. Since then, game spectators, particularly core supporters, have continued to have faith in management, as cricket is for them more than simply a sport, but an emotional and unchanging journey.

There is no doubt that millions around the world support the ” blues”, which includes not only Rohit and team but also the equivalent balance of our Indian cricket fraternity – the India Women’s Team.

If stated statistically, it is visibly examined and noted that spectators of any women’s cricket game are approaching a 250 percent improvement in channel’s view watch score, and that the audience has increased significantly over the last two years. According to a report from 2020, 75 million individuals watched the ICC World Cup match, which accounted for 5.3 billion minutes of television viewership, with about 40% of those being female viewers (BARC’s report).

Fans are buzzing all over social media as Twitterati, commentators, retired cricketers, and even current players try to elevate the sport of cricket for both genders.

With the men’s IPL on the horizon, a social media poll revealed that there is a demand for a women’s IPL to be held, and this idea gained traction after BCCI President Saurav Ganguly acknowledged the obvious facts of a women’s IPL starting in 2023.

Furthermore, the BCCI has been hosting the Women’s T20 Challenge, which featured three teams in a T20 event. Even though the BCCI staged the IPL in two halves in 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Women’s T20 Challenge was not held. Many Indian women cricketers, including Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana, have called for the women’s IPL to be introduced.

Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has spoken out regarding the idea of launching a women’s Indian Premier League, stating that 2023 will be a great year to launch a full-fledged women’s league that will be as huge and successful as the men’s IPL.

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 which will be as big and grand a success as the men’s IPL,” President Ganguly was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

 

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