Women’s cricket has been ignored for far too long, and conducting a separate IPL for them was a challenging decision for the BCCI. But it seems they have made progress in this regard, as BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that BCCI is considering launching a women’s IPL in 2023. This has been a long-awaited decision as many women cricketers like Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana have been insisting on a women’s IPL.

According to Indiatoday, Ganguly said, “We’ve reached the stage of formulation for a full-fledged WIPL. It will undoubtedly take place. I am confident that next year, in 2023, will be an excellent moment to launch a full-fledged women’s IPL that will be as huge and successful as the men’s IPL. This year’s Women’s T20 Challenge will take place in the month of May. Hopefully, as the number of female players grows, we will be able to stage a larger women’s IPL in the future. The Women’s T20 Challenge, however, will take place during the IPL playoffs this year”.

The BCCI had launched a three-team tournament called the Women’s T20 Challenge but had previously refused to launch a separate league. WIPL will draw inspiration from WBBL and they will try to bring a little change from the normal IPL so as to make it more interesting and unique.