Women's IPL Should Be Top Priority: Michael Vaughan To Sourav Ganguly

Updated - 04 Feb 2022, 02:27 PM

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan urged BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to consider Women’s IPL as the top priority of the Indian board.

The year 2021 was tremendous for Indian women team players as they got the opportunity to play a Test match after a span of seven years. The Mithali Raj-led side played against England and Australia, where both the games turned out in a drawn affair.

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Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj are the three captains in the Women’s T20 Challenge.
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Many of the talented Indian players got the opportunity to play explore their franchise careers in some stylish tournaments like The Women’s Hundred and Women’s Big Bash League.

We will be able to host a bigger women’s IPL once the number goes up: Sourav Ganguly

Last year eight Indian players were part of the WBBL 2021, which was the highest number of Indian players representing in a single edition of an overseas league.

The need for a Women’s IPL, whose demand has grown since the team ended as runners-up in the 2017 World Cup to host England, is still pending and awaited.

Ganguly recently said that the Women’s T20 Challenge that was cancelled last year will be back. The BCCI president mentioned that once they get enough players in women’s cricket then they might host the T20 tournament for them in future.

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Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

Yes, of course, they will. 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 [player pool] goes up. But this year, the Women’s T20 Challenge will happen during the IPL playoffs,” Ganguly told Sportstar.

Women’s IPL should be top priority: Micahel Vaughan

Responding to Ganguly’s statement, Vaughan asked the former Indian captain to get things related to Women’s IPL sorted out.

“A Women’s #IPL should be top priority now @SGanguly99!! Let’s get it sorted ..” Vaughan wrote.

In November 2020,  Ganguly had mulled about starting a Women’s IPL with 7-8 teams in two years.

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