Gavaskar demands Women’s IPL from next year
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly to conduct Indian Premier League (IPL)’s women version starting next year, considering India women’s impressive run in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
According to Gavaskar, this is the appropriate time to set the ball rolling for a full-fledged Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) to unearth more talented players
“To Sourav Ganguly and the BCCI, I would like to say, maybe next year, look at having a women’s IPL because that will unearth a lot more talent. There is already a lot of talent which we see and that will come to the fore with this performance of this Indian team throughout this tournament,” he said.
Gavaskar, who has more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket, is also of the opinion that such a tournament should be organised even if there are not sufficient teams.
The 70-year-old thinks a potential road map will help usher women cricketers into a new era, which should see them win ICC trophies.
“Even if there are not eight teams, a women’s IPL will make a lot of sense. There will be a lot more exposure for women. A lot more talent, which is there but we don’t know at the moment will come to the fore. And then, as the years go by, Indian women’s team will start winning a lot more trophies.”