Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI has informed the state cricket boards that the BCCI is planning to start Women’s IPL(WIPL) next year. In an email sent to state units, Ganguly has written, “The BCCI is currently working in the much-awaited women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year.”
During an interview with a sports publication in June this year, Ganguly said that he is expecting IPL to be conducted in India after 2 years and when questioned about the WIPL, he said it would be conducted soon.
BCCI will be doing groundbreaking work in the area of promoting women’s cricket. the Board will also host the first-ever U-15 girl’s tournament – keeping the U-19 World Cup and future ICC events in mind. “We are glad to introduce a girl’s u-15 tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has been performing well. This new tournament will create a pathway for our girls to play at the international level,” Ganguly wrote.
The BCCI’s annual meeting is taking place next month. The official announcement is expected after the meeting. This can be one of the biggest contributions of Sourav Ganguly to Indian cricket as the President of the BCCI.