BCCI mustn’t “wait perpetually” to begin the ladies’s IPL, mentioned India girls’s ODI captain Mithali Raj, urging the board to make it occur subsequent 12 months on a smaller scale earlier than regularly growing it. “I personally really feel they need to begin a girls’s IPL by subsequent 12 months, even when it is on a barely smaller scale and with some adjustments in guidelines, reminiscent of, say, have 5 to 6 international gamers within the first version as an alternative of 4 as is the case with the lads’s IPL,” Raj informed ‘ESPNCricinfo’. After India misplaced the T20 World Cup within the finals earlier this month, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar had referred to as for full-fledged girls’s IPL from subsequent 12 months to unearth expertise.
In 2019, a three-team girls’s event was held that includes sides referred to as IPL Velocity, IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas.
This 12 months, the BCCI had determined to organise a four-team girls’s T20 problem to run parallel to the lads’s IPL playoffs, however now it has been placed on maintain together with the principle occasion as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
India do not have sufficient girls cricketers for a full-fledged IPL however Raj mentioned it might probably nonetheless be carried out if current IPL franchises personal groups to start the method.
“I agree we do not have the depth within the home pool but, however the bottom line is to get the prevailing franchises to kind groups, even when (solely) 5 or 6 of them are eager to start the method as a result of in any case, the BCCI was going to have 4 groups,” she mentioned.
“You can’t wait perpetually; you must start in some unspecified time in the future, and regularly, 12 months by 12 months, you possibly can maintain evolving the league after which convey it all the way down to 4 international gamers.”
Raj additionally mentioned that teen sensation Shafali Verma, who impressed with the bat within the T20 World Cup, ought to be included within the ODIs too.
“It”s not a nasty concept to contemplate her for the ODIs. She is younger however that shouldn’t be a criterion for not giving her alternatives within the ODI facet,” she mentioned.