BCCI planning the five-team tournament for Women IPL In March 2023

The proposed plan includes a total of 22 matches, with the top five foreign players in each XI.
The long-awaited Women’s IPL will become a reality next year, with the BCCI planning the five-team tournament for March 2023, immediately after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa on February 26.

The plan proposed by the BCCI includes a total of 22 matches, with each team having 18 players with a maximum of six foreigners. No more than five foreign players can appear in the Playing eleven. Including four from full member countries and one from associated countries.

According to the plan, which was sent to the state teams by the BCCI on Thursday. Each team will play the other team twice during the tournament, with the top team advancing to the finals. The second finalist will be decided via an Eliminator between the second and third-ranked teams from the league phase. The BCCI is yet to finalize the schedule for the WIPL. However it will be finalized before the start of the men’s IPL, which is expected to take place in March. Whether the March window has been penciled in for long is to be seen.

 BCCI said in a press release to the WIPL:

that it has found a “clear 25-day IPL window for women in the FTP circuit.” The inaugural WIPL may coincide with the opening season of the Pakistan Women’s Super League. “It will be a challenge to play WIPL home and away, because with five to six teams it is not possible to play every day,”

BCCI said: In their WIPL report, which was sent in a statement as part of a broader one. Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Mumbai on October 18. Therefore, 10 matches each will be played at two venues in the 2023 WIPL, 10 matches each at the next two venues in 2024, and for the 2025 season, 10 matches in the remaining ten that remain in one of them. those sites. by the time of 2023.”

Where will these Teams come from?

Unlike the Women’s T20 Challenge, the forefather of the WIPL, where the team was formed on a random basis, the five franchises will be sold by the BCCI. However, unlike the men’s IPL, where the franchises sponsor teams from one country. The BCCI has come up with two plans for the WIPL. The first includes a sales team spread over six regions across the country. Roads for cities in each region have already been selected including:


  •  Dharamshala/Jammu (north region),
  • Pune/Rajkot (west),
  • Indore/Nagpur/Raipur (central),
  •  Ranchi/Cuttack (east),
  • Kochi/Visakhapatnam (south)
  • Guwahati (Northeast).

The second plan involves selling the league but without a firm foundation, with the games to be played at six listed IPL venues:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  •  Mumbai

The BCCI will present the WIPL plan at the AGM next wee.  However the final decision will be taken by the IPL chairman, which will be decided at the next AGM – along with BCCI officials.

The dramatic progress- Reason behind Women’s IPL:

Women’s cricket in India has been the talk of the town ever since they reached the ODI World Cup Final in 2017 at Lord’s where they defeated England in front of a packed house. In 2018, the BCCI launched the Women’s T20 Challenge, but it was limited to one match. Over the next three years, it expanded to three league tournaments. Voices across women’s cricket, both in India and globally.  Criticized the BCCI’s unwillingness to start a women’s IPL at that time.


 BCCI Said in its article on Women’s IPL.

The board and many associations were initially concerned about the shallow pool of women playing women’s cricket, but those reservations have gradually declined. “With the increasing popularity of women’s cricket in the country, mainly due to the top performance of the Indian cricket team at the top of the world level to qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2018, 2020 T20 World Cup Finals, winning the recently accepted silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we aim to lead the Women’s IPL on the lines of the Indian Premier League.

The progress on the home front has been huge, “an overall 111% increase in player participation across the board” in the eight years between 2014-22. Another stop said the number increased by 129% in the senior women category and 92% in the under-19 category.

The WIPL – along with the proposed WPSL – will join the Fair Break Invitational. Women’s Hundred, WCPL, and WBBL as T20 tournaments promoting the popularity and growth of women’s cricket around the world. The WIPL document also said that the BCCI studied both the WBBL format and the women’s 100 before completing its plan.

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