Last Update on: October 18th, 2022 at 03:03 pm
At the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was held on October 18, 2022, in Mumbai, the general body approved to conduct the long-awaited Women’s Indian Premier League (Women’s IPL).
Several key decisions were made at the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), including a big decision of the appointment of former India National Cricket Team bowling all-rounder Roger Binny as the 36th BCCI president following Sourav Ganguly exit.
The other BCCI office bearers, who were elected unanimously include secretary Jay Shah, Ashish Shelar (treasurer), Rajeev Shukla (vice-president) and Devajit Saikia (joint secretary).
Also, Arun Dhumal is the new IPL governing council chairman, Avishek Dalmiya is the IPL governing council member and MKJ Majumdar is the apex council member.
Meanwhile, the Senior Men’s Future Tour Programs for 2023-2027 and Senior Women’s Future Tour Programs for 2022-2025 were also approved by the General Body at the AGM.
The General Body approved to conduct the Women’s IPL – BCCI
The biggest development coming out of the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for Women’s cricket is the general body approving to conduct the much-awaited Women’s IPL.
“The General Body approved to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League” – BCCI stated in a press release
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI is planning a five-team Women’s IPL for March 2023, immediately after the conclusion of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
A total of 22 games will reportedly be played in the Women’s IPL. Each team will be playing the others twice during the league phase and the table-toppers will directly qualify for the finals with the second-ranked and third-ranked teams battling it out to become the second finalist.
Also, each squad in the Women’s IPL is expected to comprise 18 players with a maximum of six overseas players. No more than five overseas players can feature in a playing XI, with four from Full Member countries and one from an Associate nation.