Will Be Able To Host Women's IPL Once Number Of Women Players Goes Up - Sourav Ganguly

Updated - 03 Feb 2022, 07:07 PM

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has opened up about the possibility of starting a women’s IPL, claiming that it will be feasible once the number of women players in the country increases.

There have been calls from Indian women cricketers, namely Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana, for the introduction of women’s IPL. This would help the upcoming women stars to mingle with foreign players and gain valuable experience and exposure.

Women's T20 Challenge
Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj are the three captains in the Women’s T20 Challenge.
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The Women’s T20 Challenge will again be back this year in the month of May. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to host a bigger women’s IPL once the number of women players goes up. But this year, the Women’s T20 Challenge will happen during the IPL playoffs,” Ganguly told Sportstar.

Cooch Behar Trophy kept in wait due to rise in Covid Cases – Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly also mentioned that the domestic season for women will continue once a large number of covid cases reduces and things return to normal. As of now, many states have begun lifting restrictions.

We have time for the Cooch Behar Trophy. Let this COVID settle down a bit, we can hold it because it is just at the knockout stage and only a few matches are pending. We can do it in April-May.”

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

Similarly, with the women’s tournament, we will do it as well. We are presuming that in another month, the number of cases will go down and we can host it,” Ganguly added.

As for the Ranji Trophy, BCCI has confirmed that the season will be played in two phases to accommodate the IPL 2022.

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