The recently concluded Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has proved to be a great milestone in women’s cricket as female cricketers from all around the world have gained exposure through the tournament in Australia.
The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has been trying to replicate such efforts in India to promote women’s cricket but it has not been an easy road as investors still do not have full confidence in such tournaments in India.
The BCCI has decided to hold several exhibition matches among 3 women’s teams during the upcoming season of the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to attract investors and make its case stronger.
“Yes, the women’s T20 matches will be held this year also. It will be a week to 10 days affair during the men’s IPL. Once the BCCI gets clearance from the election commission and Home Ministry on dates, the itinerary will be fixed,” confirmed a board official.
As opposed to a one-day affair of last year, the BCCI has decided to hold a proper tournament between 3 teams over the course of 7-10 days.