Last Update on: October 28th, 2021 at 07:52 pm
Star Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy is hoping that the BCCI starts full-fledged women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) using the Rs 12,700 crore (approx USD 1.7 billion) windfall.
Two new teams Lucknow and Ahemdabad are all set to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Indian business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka of RPG group bid Rs 7,090 for the Lucknow franchise and international private equity investment firm Irelia Company Pte Limited (CVC Capital) got Ahemdabad for Rs 5,625 and BCCI got in combined Rs 12,700 crore (approx USD 1.7 billion).
The Australian batter Healy was aware of the new teams joining the IPL and she told ‘The Australian’ on Thursday that she is hoping that BCCI uses a part of that Rs 12,700 crore for women’s IPL. She stated:
“They (BCCI) have made all those moves and there’s still no word on whether they are even going to play the postponed exhibition games. They just got a USD 2 billion payday and hopefully, some of that will go back into women’s cricket and maybe a women’s IPL in the near future.”
She added that world cricket wants to see women’s Indian Premier League. She elaborated:
“We want to see it happen, we want to see world cricket really strong and that’s the next step, for India to put on a showcase of an event and show the world how good these young Indian players are.”
It Was Disappointing They Postponed The Women’s Exhibition Games – Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy said that she was disappointed at the BCCI for postponing the men’s equivalent of the IPL, the three-team Women’s T20 Challenge, and giving it everything to conduct the IPL 2021. She said:
“I feel like I have made some thoughts known in the past about the way that has unfolded. From a personal perspective it was disappointing they postponed the women’s exhibition games. They did everything they possibly could to put the back end of the IPL on (after it was abandoned in April) leading into a World Cup and then within a week of that starting they have two new men’s IPL teams,”
Healy was hoping that Women’s IPL commences as soon as possible to showcase the immense talent available in the Indian camp. Alyssa Healy asserted:
“Hopefully, it might start the conversation back in India about the women’s IPL. I know they would be really excited to see more of those exhibition games. A women’s IPL would be ideal, but just to showcase the talent they have got. I would just love to see them get as much opportunity as possible,”
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