The Board of Control for Cricket in India i.e. BCCI has announced on Wednesday 25 January 2023 that the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will be organized like the Indian Premier League i.e. IPL. For this, the owners of five teams have also been finalized through the auction process. Five teams have been sold for Rs 4,669.99 crore. These teams are based in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Lucknow. The players of the Indian women’s team are happy about this. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said that finally that time has come.
In a video shared on Jio Cinema’s Twitter account, Harmanpreet Kaur says, “I am very excited because we have been waiting for this moment for a long time and now finally the time has come and you know this is the first time.” Women’s IPL is going to be a force to be reckoned with. They are going to get an interesting venue, who are doing well in domestic cricket. You will be playing with and against foreign players, which will be a different experience. So Women’s IPL is going to be a game changer for all of us Is.”
At the same time, opener Smriti Mandhana said, “WPL will definitely work to elevate women’s cricket in India. This is an important tournament from the point of view of women’s cricket, since last 5 years women’s cricket is developing. Everyone is waiting for it.” And of course the competition will be seen more in women’s cricket as well. In terms of India also, I think we will see how in the Women’s Big Bash League or what the Hundred have done for their countries. So India’s bench The strength will also be strong. A lot of domestic girls will get opportunities. It is not international cricket, but it will definitely be similar to that.