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BCCI should start women’s IPL by next year, can’t wait forever: Mithali Raj

The BCCI earlier had scheduled a four-team contest this yr in comparison with three final yr.

Mithali Raj of India. (Picture by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI through Getty Pictures)

Mithali Raj, the India girls’s legend, feels that the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) ought to make a swift resolution concerning the ladies’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The 37-year-old from Jodhpur reckons that the world’s richest cricket board can’t afford to ‘wait perpetually’ and must get going with the match even when it’s on a barely smaller scale.

In 2018, there was a girls’s exhibition match between the Trailblazers and Supernovas, led by Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana. Then in 2019, the BCCI went a step forward and organised a tri-series, including Velocity together with the 2 different groups. Raj understands that there’s lack of depth in girls’s home tournaments, however she needs the BCCI to a minimum of begin the procedures.

I agree we don’t have the depth within the home pool: Mithali Raj  

“I personally really feel they need to begin a girls’s IPL by subsequent yr, even when it’s on a barely smaller scale and with some adjustments in guidelines, resembling, say, have 5 to 6 overseas gamers within the first version as an alternative of 4 as is the case with the lads’s IPL,” Raj was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.

“I agree we don’t have the depth within the home pool but, however the secret is to get the present franchises to type groups, even when (solely) 5 or 6 of them are eager to start the method as a result of in any case, the BCCI was going to have 4 groups,” she said.

“You can not wait perpetually; it’s important to start sooner or later, and steadily, yr by yr, you may maintain evolving the league after which deliver it right down to 4 overseas gamers,” Mithali added.

The BCCI earlier had scheduled a four-team contest this yr in comparison with three final yr. The collection was to have seven matches and was set to be performed alongside the lads’s IPL playoffs. Nonetheless, that has now been put to carry because of the huge coronavirus outbreak that has rocked the world.

Again in October, Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, stated that the ladies’s IPL was a minimum of 4 years away. Beforehand, even Sunil Gavaskar, the previous Indian batsman, stated that it made sense to begin the ladies’s IPL that might assist India win international titles.

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