India aims to launch a women’s version of its hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament in the next three years, a senior official said Tuesday.
As part of the build-up, top international women players will take part in a Twenty20 game at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium next week. “We are planning to get a women’s IPL in place in two to three years,” Board of Control for Cricket in India administrator Vinod Rai told AFP.
No firm details of the new league have yet been revealed, but pressure for a women’s IPL has been building since India reached the final of the women’s World Cup in England last year.
England’s Danni Wyatt, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry and New Zealand captain Suzie Bates are some of the names confirmed for the May 22 exhibition game..