Mumbai, Sept 23rd,2022: The first season for the much-anticipated Women’s IPL is expected to start early next year, said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly conveyed the message to all the state units through a letter.
“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited Women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year,” he wrote in the letter.
The Women’s IPL is expected to raise the standard of women cricket in India. Besides the Women’s IPL, the BCCI is also launching a girls under-15 ODI tournament.
He also announced that the next season of Men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL has been held at only a few venues. In 2020, it was conducted in three venues-Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. In 2021 too, the tournament was held across four venues-Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Chennai.
The league will return to its old format in which each team plays one home and one away match.
The BCCI is conducting a full-fledged domestic season for the first time since 2020 and all multi-day tournaments will also return to the traditional home and away format.