Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Vishwanatha has revealed that a Chennai-based women’s team is likely to be established when the Indian Premier League (IPL) formally introduced. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have earlier confirmed that a women’s IPL is in the works and is set to kick off in 2023. Follow us for cricket match today updates and betting online cricket contents.
“Once the BCCI decides to have women’s cricket, we will be interested. We will take a call when it is offered to us,” Kasi told a local news agency. “Let the BCCI decide first. As of now, there has been no communication about it.” Rajasthan Royals (RR) have also expressed their intentions to buy a WIPL team once the competition gets underway.
Earlier, the BCCI revealed a six-team women’s IPL as they look to expand the cash-rich T20 cricket event. The board is planning to launch five or six teams in the inaugural edition, with all the existing men’s IPL franchises being given the first right of refusal to buy the Women’s IPL teams. “We will start with either five or six teams in the first edition,” CCI secretary Jay Shah said in an interview.
“It has to be approved by the AGM. We plan to start it by next year hopefully,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said in an interview earlier this year. IPL GC chairman Brijesh Patel also confirmed the plans . “The process is on,” Patel said. “There will be four matches involving three teams this year around the time of the IPL playoffs,” he added.
So far, the BCCI has the Women T20 Challenge as their women’s T20 cricket tournament. The three-team tournament is currently captained by the India skipper Harmanpreet, opening batter Smriti Mandhana and allrounder Deepti Sharma. Harmanpreet’s Supernovas are the reigning holders, picking up their 3rd title after defeating Deepti’s Velocity by four runs.
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