Women’s IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

Women’s IPL 2023: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the final stage of planning for Women’s IPL.…

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Women’s IPL 2023: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the final stage of planning for Women’s IPL. As per reports, the Indian board is mulling March or September window for the inaugural edition of WIPL. While it has had discussions with various stakeholders including the ICC, a final decision will be taken after nod from ICC. Follow Live Updates of Cricket & Sports with InsideSport.IN.

“There was a meeting during the IPL final. There are two windows for which a green signal has to be obtained, one in March/April and the second one in September/October. We will also get in touch with ICC to seek a separate window. BCCI could start men’s IPL in May next year,” said the source to ANI.

Both BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah have confirmed that the board has set plans in motion to replace Women’s T20 Challenge with WIPL from 2023. The inaugural edition is expected to be a six-team affair.

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Women’s IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

Women's IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

Women’s IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

As per a New Indian Express report, after discussion with various stakeholders inside the board and its commercial partners, BCCI came up with two windows — March and September. However, the September window is unlikely as the Women’s Big Bash League will be held during this period while The Hundred begins in July. It will be followed by the inaugural edition of Women’s Caribbean Premier League.

Hence, the March window before IPL 2023 seems to be the logical choice for BCCI. But a decision will be reached once the BCCI gets ICC’s green signal.

As per the report, the BCCI also held discussions with other boards such as Cricket Australia and England & Wales Cricket Board. The BCCI has received a positive response from the rival board on this and will get their support at the ICC for a separate window.

Women’s IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

Women’s IPL 2023: What we know so far

  • The BCCI top brass has confirmed that there will be a WIPL from 2023 and it will replace the Women’s T20 Challenge.
  • With even Pakistan Cricket Board confirming a plan to begin Women’s PSL, the BCCI was under pressure to create the WIPL.
  • The short and poorly done Women’s T20 Challenge hasn’t impressed anyone.
  • However, the matches in WIPL had interests and even in-stadium audience of over 8600 for the final in Pune.
  • In a thrilling contest between Supernovas and Velocity, Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas triumphed.
  • The BCCI held discussions with various stakeholders during the IPL 2022 Playoffs for WIPL.
  • ICC chairman Greg Barclay was also present during the discussions.
  • Many existing IPL franchises have also expressed interest including Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings.
  • Now, the BCCI is planning March or September window for the inaugural edition.

Women’s IPL 2023: BCCI mulls March or September window for inaugural WIPL 2023, final decision after discussion with ICC

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