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22 Jul 2017

BCCI to introduce an IPL style tournament for women?

Will we soon witness women's IPL?

After the Indian women's cricket team success in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, the BCCI is planning to introduce a new tournament for women cricketers.

The tournament is reported to be on the lines of the Indian Premier League.

A tournament like this could really change the face of women's cricket around the world. Let us find out more about it.

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Will we soon witness women's IPL?
Diana Edulji confirms the possibility

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Diana Edulji confirms the possibility

Former captain of Indian women's cricket team and member of BCCI's Committee of Administrators, Diana Edulji confirmed this news.

She said "We are in talks of having a women's IPL. It is still on drawing board. But, now we need to look seriously. To start with, we need to have a 5 team affair. It will encourage more cricketers to come out and play."

Current tournaments for women

The Women's Big Bash League in Australia and Women's Cricket Super League in England are the only big domestic T20 tournaments for women in the world. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are the only Indian women cricketers who are part of Women's Big Bash League.

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