BCCI thinking over IPL for Women after recent performances
The woman cricketers now have financial security, job security and central contracts: Edulji
Published - Jul 21, 2017 7:10 pm | Updated - Jul 21, 2017 7:10 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is thinking over an IPL themed tournament for the Women in India. Mithali Raj’s Indian Women’s Team are finalists of ICC Women World Cup going on in England and Wales. The finals will be held at Lord’s on Sunday against the home side England who have unstoppable since their defeat against the Indian team in their very first match in the tournament.
Many of the players in the Indian team play in the Big Bash League in Australia. Harmanpreet Kaur, who played the innings of her life yesterday, plays for the Sydney Thunder, while Mandhana represents the Brisbane Heat. The Committee of Administrators will be discussing the issues pertaining to the development of Women’ s Cricket in the future.
Edulji optimistic about future of Women’s Cricket
“It will be a momentous occasion if the girls can lift the cup on Sunday at Lords. It will definitely generate interest among the women cricketers just like Kapil’s Devils has inspired the entire nation into cricket in 1983,” commented Diana Edulji, the former Women’s Team captain and a primary member of the Supreme Court appointed CoA, which sanctions decisions made by BCCI. There are growing similarities between Kapil Dev’s 1983 World Cup campaign and present Indian campaign in England. Both featured Lord’s as the venue for finals as well. Only time will tell if Mithali Raj would lift it as well this time.
“We are in talks of having a Woman’s IPL. It is still in the drawing board. But now we need to look at it seriously. To start with we need to have a 5 team affair. It will encourage more cricketers to come out and play. We will tap in a lot more talent. I am happy that the women’s are getting good coverage and they has responded well by coming to the final.” concluded Diana Edulji.
“Woman’s cricket has taken a giant leap in the last one year. The woman cricketers now have financial security, job security and central contracts. Now they know they can make a career. It is high time we encourage them to do well.” concluded Edulji.