BCCI is in the final stage of planning the Women’s IPL for next year.
They have, however, encountered some roadblocks that would have to be addressed quickly.
The first roadblock is the availability of players and the window in which to host the WIPL.
BCCI have two options in front of them: Either host the tournament in March/April or September/October.
It is being seen that the March window is the most suitable one for hosting the inaugural edition of the WIPL.
BCCI is also in talks with ICC and a final decision will be taken once the international body gives the green signal.
If the March window is selected, then the men’s IPL will be shifted to the month of May next year.
The September/October window is the unfit choice because then the league will coincide with two others.
The WBBL starts in the month of September while The Hundred starts in the month of July.
WIPL will be a 6-team affair where national and international talent will rub off shoulders.
The BCCI has also noticed that the poorly managed Women’s T20 Challenge is not much of success although people turned up for the final in Pune.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas defeated Velocity in the final.
As per recent reports, many of the existing IPL franchises have shown interest in buying teams in the WIPL.
Some of these are Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.