From one exhibition match final 12 months, the ladies’s participation within the IPL is about to grow to be a three-team affair unfold over seven to 10 days with the Committee of Directors (CoA) mulling an enlargement this 12 months.

Nevertheless, the complete fledged ladies’s IPL remains to be an extended shot as, based on an official, the BCCI is discovering it extraordinarily tough to get good traders or crew bidders.

Final 12 months, the BCCI organised one exhibition match with two groups — IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur respectively.

This 12 months, the father or mother physique, at present run by the Supreme Courtroom-appointed two-member CoA, desires to scale it up a bit with a view to set the ball rolling for a ladies’s IPL in a number of years’ time.

“Sure, the ladies’s T20 matches might be held this 12 months additionally. It will likely be every week to 10 days affair through the males’s IPL. As soon as the BCCI will get clearance from the election fee and House Ministry on dates, the itinerary might be mounted,” a senior board functionary informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

Nevertheless, the official stated it will be tough to have greater than three groups contemplating the “high quality” of India’s bench energy in ladies’s cricket.

“On the max, we will have three groups with Harmanpreet, Smriti and could also be Mithali (for this 12 months) main the edges. They play towards one another as soon as and the highest two play a match decider. It may very well be a seven-day affair,” the official stated.

“BCCI would determine the groups as there are not any correct bidders who’re curious about shopping for ladies’s groups. Sure, we would rope in a number of good sponsors,” he stated.

“So in the mean time, the BCCI must pay the gamers, together with the match charges of overseas gamers, together with a good prize cash,” he added.

Even when it is a three crew affair with 14 gamers a facet, the BCCI will want at the very least 30 Indian ladies who may measure up for a high flight league cricket.

The issue that BCCI faces, based on insiders, is {that a} sub-standard A crew has did not grow to be a provide line for the primary crew.

“Kindly examine when many of the senior crew women have made their debuts and what number of new performers we have now obtained save Jemimah Rodrigues. Not too long ago an India A crew misplaced by 300 plus runs towards Australia which tells you the story about our second string,” the official stated.

The opposite issue might be convincing Star Sports activities to broadcast the occasion or atleast reside stream it.

There’s a college of thought that girls’s matches needs to be held at second-tier centres to get good crowds however through the IPL, to have one other set of crew managing a ladies’s occasion could develop into a large logistical process.

So it should both be a four match earlier than the boys’s sport or a 7 pm match a day earlier than the boys’s sport at one of many IPL venues.

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