The inaugural WPL took place in Mumbai within two grounds before the start of IPL. However, like IPL itself the Mumbai Indians Franchise won the inaugural tournament. The Mumbai looked so weak in the paper but they were heavily packed with impactful allrounders. Jay Shah said that the next WPL could happen in the Diwali window. He also said that not two times a year it is the only time in a year.
WPL during the Diwali time says Jay Shah
“We are mulling the possibility of scheduling the WPL, in the home and away format, in the Diwali window; not two seasons in a year but just a different time window. Women’s cricket now has a dedicated audience base and this number will only keep growing as we expect an encouraging turnout at the next WPL,” said Jay Shah
“Well begun in half done. It has been a great beginning for WPL and going forward, it is going to be much better than what we have see so far. We have started with five teams but going forward there is scope for additional teams given the pool of players that is going to come in the years to follow,” Dhumal said on April 5.
India to host Afghanistan after the World Test Championship is the latest news from the BCCI.
“The Media Rights tender will be released as per schedule this year (June-July) and will depend on the Afghanistan tour, but more likely the process will start from the Australia series (in September).” Shah said. “The Board will speak to all stakeholders concerned and will come up with an interim decision (for broadcaster).”