Women’s IPL to start from 2023, this year 4 exhibition matches to be held
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Women’s IPL to start from 2023, this year 4 exhibition matches to be held: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to conduct a full-fledged women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) from the year 2023 while the cricket board will host four exhibition matches this year, after a gap of a year due to covid pandemic.

The development came a couple of years after people from different disciplines criticised the cricket board of India for not paying any heed to the Women’s IPL. 

During the Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai, recently, the officials decided to make each effort to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2023.

The tournament to go ahead will require AGM’s approval, which the BCCI will seek in the coming time. 

WIPL is expected to have five to six teams competing in the tournament for the elusive trophy. The first preference will be given to the existing 10 IPL franchises. As per the reports, at least four teams have shown their interest in WIPL.

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“It (the full-fledged women’s IPL) has to be approved by the AGM. We plan to start it by next year hopefully,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly told reporters after the IPL Governing Council meeting here on Friday.

Meanwhile, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed that this year will see four exhibition matches between three teams.

“There will be four matches involving three teams around the time of the playoffs,” Patel said after the meeting.

The exhibition matches 2022 will most likely be held in Pune. It must be noted that the exhibition matches couldn’t be conducted last year, as the IPL was shifted to the UAE midway.

Meanwhile, the Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen, starts today i.e., 26th March 2022 as defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cross swords against Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Wankhede Stadium.

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