IPL Franchises Should Mandatorily Have Women’s Teams

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Former chairman of the IPL, Lalit Modi, reckoned that each franchise should have a women’s team which will only help the game grow and bring more talents to the top of the international scene.

As of now, the BCCI hosts a 3-team women’s T20 challenge during the break between the IPL season and the playoffs. However, they can go up a notch and make a full league, as plenty of women cricketers have been suggesting.

I didn’t see much of IPL women’s games this year (Women’s T20 Challenge), but I think one of the biggest things they should do is make it mandatory for an IPL franchise to have a women’s team.

IPL Franchises Should Mandatorily Have Women's Teams - Lalit Modi
Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Smriti Mandhana, BCCI, Women's T20 Challenge 2022
Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Smriti Mandhana. Image-Twitter

If an IPL franchise owner is able to have a women’s team, you’ll see the bench strength in Indian women’s cricket go up. You’ll see investment in women’s cricket by owners who are already making good money now,” Lalit told NDTV.

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It’s probably the only league in the world where every team makes money. Apart from the two new teams, every team is in profit,” he added.

“Amazing step” – Lalit Modi on women’s cricket being played at Commonwealth Games

In the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games, a T20 tournament will be held for the women cricketers. The move was welcomed by everyone and it gives cricket a chance to reach wider audiences.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 (Image Credit: Twitter)

Amazing step. It’s a big boost to the women’s game and I am really glad,” he concluded.

Modi is a former vice-president of the BCCI and was the chairman and commissioner of the IPL for a period of 3 years from 2008 to 2010.

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