Commonwealth Games 2022: Speaking to India Today, India women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said a women’s IPL can help identify fine talents for the senior national team in the future.
India women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said a Women’s IPL will be hugely beneficial for young domestic cricketers in the country to showcase their potential at the biggest stage, which in turn would benefit the senior national team.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s comments came after India won a silver medal in women’s cricket, which made its debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. India lost to Australia after dominating most of the thrilling final at Edgbaston on Sunday, August 7.
India women’s cricket team stars have been playing in overseas T20 leagues and the women’s T20 Challenge, a 3-team tournament that is held alongside the full-fledged men’s IPL.
“I think women’s IPL can be a big turning point for us. Our players do get opportunities to play overseas leagues. I feel, domestic players will get a great platform I women’s IPL. We have talented women’s cricketers in the country but many of them don’t have the experience of the big stages. Women’s IPL will be a great platform for them,” Harmanpreet Kaur told India Today.
Notably, the BCCI is all set to launch a full-fledged women’s IPL in 2023. Board secretary Jay Shah, earlier this year, said that the BCCI is committed to launching a women’s IPL next year.