Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has reserved a window for Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in March 2023, local media reported. “BCCI has already tweaked its women’s domestic calendar to accommodate the women’s IPL. The women’s season that generally stretches from November to April has been advanced by a month. The senior women’s season for 2022-23 will now begin on October 11 with the T20 competition, and end in February next year with the inter-zonal one-day competition,” cricket website espncricinfo reported Friday. In February this year, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said that the women’s IPL would be held in 2023. “We are at the level of formulation to have a full-fledged WIPL. It is certainly going to happen,” he had said.
“I strongly believe that next year i.e. 2023 will be a very good time to start a full-fledged women’s IPL which will be as big and grand a success as men’s IPL.”
Then, in May, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had hinted, while speaking to PTI, at a five- or six-team tournament, adding, “I am thrilled at the kind of response we have got from stakeholders. Multiple existing IPL teams have enquired and expressed serious interest in owning WIPL franchises.”