Women’s IPL on Cards? Reports Suggest BCCI Looking For Window to Conduct Tournament
Women's IPL

Mumbai: Since a very long time, speculations over a full-fledged Women’s IPL is happening but the dream is yet to turn into reality. It seems finally there is some clarity over what is blocking the way for the tournament to happen. As per a report on ANI, BCCI is looking for a window to conduct the tournament.

The report suggests that BCCI met with the stakeholders and a six-team tournament tournament would happen.

“There was a meeting during the IPL final. There are two windows for which a green signal has to be obtained, one in March/April and the second one in September/October. We will also get in touch with ICC to seek a separate window. BCCI could start men’s IPL in May next year,” a source was quoted as saying by ANI.

Over the years, players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Ben Stokes, Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana and Heather Knight among others have been vocal about the WIPL.

During the IPL season, the Women’s Challenger takes place as well. The first-ever Women’s T20 Challenge took place in 2018 with a one-off fixture between IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas. Top international stars like Suzie Bates, Deandra Dottin, Alyssa Healy, Danielle Wyatt, and Beth Mooney have featured in the tournament.

In the 2022 edition of the Women’s T20 challenge, Supernovas won their third title, defeating Velocity in the finals held at MCA Stadium in Pune.

Plaudits believe the women’s game has become popular in recent times and it would become even more popular if the WIPL starts.