Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings owners Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta. (Photo: Twitter)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Co-Owner Ness Wadia has said that the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is “long overdue” and it would be “very special” when the tournament begins.

Ness Wadia also said that the Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise, which is jointly owned by Mohit Burman, Wadia, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul, would be “more than interested” to own a team in the Women’s IPL.

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Ness Wadia
(Photo: Twitter)

Last week in an IPL Governing Council meeting a five to six-team Women’s IPL was proposed for 2023 and the already existing 10 franchises will get first preference to be part of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Ness Wadia has said that Women’s cricket has had massive growth over the years.

“We would be more than interested in that (Women’s IPL). IPL for women is long overdue and it would be very special when it happens. Women’s cricket has really developed over the years,” Wadia told PTI.

“The World Cup is going on right now and there is so much interest for the women’s game. It was heartbreaking to see our team lose yesterday.”

That is for the BCCI to decide – Ness Wadia On Base Price For Owning A Women’s Team

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ness wadia[photo: Outlook India]
The Punjab Kings co-owner was also asked about the base price for owning a women’s team in the Indian Premier League, to which he replied that the Board of Control for Cricket in India will make a decision on that matter.

 “That is for the BCCI to decide but I can tell you if we are asked to own a team we would be more than interested. I feel the league would be sustainable as well,” he said.

Also, the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 commenced in Mumbai on March 26 with the battle between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders and the Indian national anthem was played before the start of play. Notably, the Punjab Kings had proposed the idea to the BCCI of playing the national anthem and the BCCI president and secretary were more than happy about it.

“We discussed with Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly and they were more than happy to go ahead with it. The national anthem is played in sporting leagues in the USA.

“I am a die hard patriot and was overjoyed when it (National Anthem) was played. It is the Indian Premier League after all,” Wadia added.

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