Women's IPL
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Last Update on: February 22nd, 2020 at 02:18 pm

After successfully hosting the women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) last year, the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur is in line to do so once again this year as well. As per reports, the city of Jaipur will continue to host matches of the Women’s IPL in 2020.

Last year, too, the Sawai Mansingh Stadium had hosted the Women’s IPL, which featured three teams. In 2020 though, the number of participating teams will be increased to four, and after a series of discussions, the confirmed venue will be announced.

On Friday, a senior official related to the cash-rich T20 league revealed details about the Women’s IPL whilst also commenting on the All-Star friendly game.

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Women’s IPL (Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Jaipur likely to host Women’s IPL 2020 comprising of four teams: Reports

In an effort to popularize women’s cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had hosted Women’s IPL in 2019, featuring three teams who each played the other teams in a round-robin format.

IPL Supernovas and IPL Velocity played the final last year and the Supernovas defended their title, having won the exhibition women’s T20 match in 2018 as well.

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Skippers of last year’s Women’s T20 Challenge, Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, and Harmanpreet Kaur. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Regarding the Women’s IPL 2020, an official word is yet to announced, though Jaipur is likely to continue to be the host.

“There would be seven matches between four teams in the women’s IPL and Jaipur is likely to host them,” a senior official associated with the IPL revealed.

Moreover, ahead of the men’s IPL 2020, an All-Star exhibition match was due to be played however, there hasn’t been a word on that as well.

Commenting on the same, the official revealed that fixture which was earlier slated to be played before IPL will now be played after the culmination of this edition.

“The venue for the match is yet to be finalised. We will have to see the performances of the players (and then select) them,” the official said on why the original plan was scrapped.

The IPL 2020 season is scheduled to begin from March 29. Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be the first game of this year.