BCCI Is Considering Hosting The Inaugural WIPL 2023 Entirely In Mumbai

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering conducting the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) entirely in Mumbai, a repeat of last year’s IPL, the league phase of which was entirely staged in the city.

Although no formal decision has been made, a member of the IPL Governing Council has revealed the plans.

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“That is certainly an option. We saw how successful the IPL was last year, and we are certainly considering the proposal, “a member of the IPL Governing Council told Cricbuzz on Wednesday, before the IPL mini-auction in Kochi.

The five-team WIPL, which will begin this year, is currently planned to run from March 3 to 26, with the IPL following on April 1.

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Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Image: MCA Website

The fact that the Mumbai option is being strongly considered was revealed when BCCI officials conducted some due diligence and enquired about the viability of hosting it in the city with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Several BCCI and IPL officials have contacted the MCA to see if the initiative can be worked out.

BCCI is keen to conduct the entire tournament in Mumbai:

The WIPL, which will begin as an experiment this season, will feature a total of 5 clubs. Following the success of a portion of the trial, the BCCI is eager to hold the complete tournament in Mumbai. As a result, the governing body of cricket has been in frequent contact with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

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There are several advantages to holding the entire tournament in a single city. First and foremost, there is less concern about team travel. Second, it will benefit broadcasters by allowing them to provide more secure services. Despite the fact that broadcasters and franchises are skeptical of this unknown venture’s financial viability.

The other choice was to hold the matches at locations where the IPL currently takes place. The nominated cities include Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Kolkata.

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