Indian women gained immense popularity after finishing as the runners up in the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup in England © Getty Images
Indian women gained immense popularity after finishing as the runners up in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England © Getty Images

Following an incredible success of the Indian women‘s cricket team, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has said that the concept of Women’s IPL could be reality in 2018. Rai said that the CoA is planning to do more things to boost women’s cricket in the nation. Although the Indian women gained immense popularity after finishing as the runners-up in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England, it still has struggled to get a proper exposure like their counterpart men’s team. Mithali Raj: It is for BCCI to decide on women’s IPL

On Women’s IPL

“With Diana Edulji [the CoA member], Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, we have drawn up the sequence of events which hopefully you will see women’s cricket……or you might even see an IPL also. The match fee of the women cricketers has been doubled by us over the last three months. The rewards which were given have been brought more or less at par with the men’s team. In the longer run we may not be able to make it equal because all this revenue generated from the matches played — the men’s team play more and generate larger amount. Hopefully the women’s team will also come to their level in future. So next year you are certainly going to see the change,” said Rai at the Times Lit Festival.