Alyssa Healy hopes for a women's IPL, after BCCI's huge financial gain with two new IPL teams

Alyssa Healy hopes for a women’s IPL, after BCCI’s huge financial gain with two new IPL teams

Healy feels that India should organize the women’s IPL in order to showcase the young Indian talents.

Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the two new teams that will feature in the upcoming edition of the IPL. The Sanjiv Goenka-owned RPSG group bagged the Lucknow franchise for more than INR 7,000 crore and private equity firm CVC Capital won the Ahmedabad franchise for over INR 5,000 crores.

The Australian star batter Alyssa Healy has thus said that she hopes the board uses some part of this amount to organize a women’s IPL in the near future. She also added that she wishes to see world cricket get stronger and that India should organize the women’s IPL in order to showcase the young Indian talents.

It was disappointing they postponed the women’s exhibition games: Alyssa Healy

The first half of the Indian Premier League was held in India. However, as Covid cases hit a few camps, the BCCI decided to shift the action to the UAE. Healy shed light on these aspects and asserted that the Board did everything possible to resume the tournament ahead of the T20 World Cup.

“They (BCCI) have made all those moves and there’s still no word on whether they are even going to play the postponed exhibition games. They just got a USD 2 billion payday and hopefully, some of that will go back into women’s cricket and maybe a women’s IPL in the near future. We want to see it happen, we want to see world cricket really strong and that’s the next step, for India to put on a showcase of an event and show the world how good these young Indian players are,” Alyssa Healy told The Australian.

Healy also pointed out that the BCCI postponed the Women’s T20 Challenge which last took place in November 2020 and expressed the disappointment over the same.

“I feel like I have made some thoughts known in the past about the way that has unfolded. From a personal perspective it was disappointing they postponed the women’s exhibition games. They did everything they possibly could to put the back end of the IPL on (after it was abandoned in April) leading into a World Cup and then within a week of that starting they have two new men’s IPL teams,” Healy added.