The Indian Premier League 2021 season ended just a few weeks ago, but preparations for the 2022 season have already begun. The upcoming IPL season is significant since it will see the introduction of two new teams. As a result, for the first time, the IPL will include ten teams. The BCCI, led by Sourav Ganguly, will be busy preparing for the tournament’s expansion. Due to COVID-19 issues in India, the 2020 and half of the 2021 editions were held in the UAE. The BCCI, on the other hand, intends to hold all of the 2019 season’s matches in India. According to rumours, the Indian cricket body is considering bringing a women’s IPL into the mix. The BCCI intends to hold a women’s version of the gala tournament, with four or five teams competing.

With the event poised to return home in 2022, a sort of post-Covid homecoming, it can only be bigger and better. The start of the women’s IPL in the not-too-distant future will also add to it. If BCCI’s intentions go according to plan, a women’s tournament with four to five franchise teams, each sold for INR 1,000 crore, will be held shortly. While the values are lower, the game will become more comprehensive and all-encompassing. In summary, the IPL is what will pique India’s corporate hunger in the next few years, with the best in the business investing in and profiting from it.

It should be mentioned that the BCCI has held three editions of the Women’s T20 Challenge, popularly known as the Women’s IPL. While the 2018 edition featured a one-off game, the following two seasons featured a round-robin format with three clubs competing. Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, and Jhulan Goswami were among the top Indian players who competed. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 edition was cancelled. Nonetheless, a full-fledged women’s IPL is in the works, according to the source, and it will be intriguing to see how it develops.