Expecting to start Women’s IPL early next year: Sourav Ganguly to state units | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Good news awaits the Indian women’s cricket team, which recorded its first victory in the ODI series in England since 1999, when they topped the hosts by 88 points at Canterbury in the second WODI on Wednesday.
BCCI ‘expects’ to launch the ‘long-awaited women’s IPL early next year’, board chairman and former India captain Sourav Ganguly told state associations on Tuesday (a copy is with YOU). “BCCI is currently working on the highly anticipated Women’s IPL. We expect to start the first season early next year. More details will follow in due course.” Ganguly wrote in his email.
Along with the launch of the inaugural women’s IPL, BCCI will also launch an under-15 tournament for girls. “We are pleased to introduce a Women’s U-15 tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has performed well. This new tournament will pave the way for our girls to play at international level,” Ganguly wrote.
India to host New Zealand and Lanka in busy season at home
After the T20 World Cup, India’s men’s team will face New Zealand and Sri Lanka at home, while India’s women’s team will face Australia at home, Ganguly told state units. “The BCCI international home season starts from today and we have some exciting cricket action ahead. India’s senior men’s team will play Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the international series at home. India’s senior women’s team will play against Australia,” Ganguly wrote.
With Covid-19 having subsided, IPL 2023 will revert to home and away format, the former India captain has informed. “The next season of the Men’s IPL will also return to the home-and-away format with all 10 teams playing their home matches at designated venues,” Ganguly said.
Giving a ‘snapshot’ of the upcoming domestic season, Ganguly wrote: “All multi-day tournaments are returning to the traditional home format. All white ball tournaments will be, in the group stage, followed by knockouts. Next season national will include two editions of the Irani Cup-Saurashtra, which were the Ranji Trophy The champions of the 2019-20 season will face the rest of India team in Rajkot from October 1-5, 2022. Madhya Pradesh, who won their first Ranji Trophy championship in the 2021-22 season, beat Mumbai in Bengaluru, will participate in their very first Iran Cupwhich will be played from March 1 to 5, 2023 in Indore.”
“The 2022-23 Indian cricket season has started, and I am happy to share with you that we are back to normal. You should be aware that this year we will have the usual full fledged domestic season for all groups of age and the games will be held across the country. It’s really encouraging to see the support that BCCI has received from all its members over the past few years. I’m sure the pandemic is behind us, and we are all now waiting looking forward to some future,” Ganguly wrote in her email.

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