Women's Cricket Set For A Surge With Inaugural IPL, U19 T20 World Cup In 2023
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Women’s Cricket Set For A Surge With Inaugural IPL, U19 T20 World Cup In 2023

For long, many have demanded a Women’s IPL, which was either delayed due to citing of lack of player pool or doubts over financial viability. The Indian Premier League (IPL) gave birth to the biggest revolution in the cricketing world, bringing in massive attention, great quality of cricketers and high viewership every year, before and during a global pandemic.

For long, many have demanded a Women's IPL, which was either delayed due to citing of lack of player pool or doubts over financial viability.

BCCI’s unwillingness, despite a three-team women’s T20 Challenge

But when it comes to creating a league of the same kind for women’s cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been very laidback. The BCCI’s unwillingness, despite a three-team women’s T20 Challenge, means Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have raced ahead to create hugely popular women’s T20 cricket leagues.

England in domestic cricket before the Hundred took it to even greater heights

The Women’s Big Bash League in Australia is an outright leader in this aspect while the now-defunct Kia Super League, did well for England in domestic cricket before the Hundred took it to even greater heights.

Women’s IPL became formal in 2022

For long, many have demanded a Women’s IPL, which was either delayed due to citing of lack of player pool or doubts over financial viability. But ever since the launch of Women’s IPL became formal in 2022 as the BCCI finally found the will and intent to do so, many are now seeing it as one of the big breakthrough events for women’s cricket in what promises to be a big 2023 for the sport after 2022 saw Australia get back ODI World Cup trophy, clinch a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.

16 teams will be competing in 41 matches across four venues in Benoni

The year passing by also witnessed Women’s Caribbean Premier League as well as Fairbreak Invitational tournament enter the calendar. And 2023 will begin with the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup, an event which was in making for long before Covid-19 pandemic further delayed it. 16 teams will be competing in 41 matches across four venues in Benoni and Potchefstroom in South Africa.

tournament will see youngsters thrive on a platform and showcase their talent

The tournament will see youngsters thrive on a platform and showcase their talent in front of a world which is always on the lookout for future stars in the cricketing circuit. It will also mark the debut of Indonesia and Rwanda in an ICC World Cup for the first time ever in what promises to give plenty of exposure to young, talented female cricketers.

2017 ODI World Cup brought women’s cricket under immense spotlight

India’s amazing run to being runners-up of the 2017 ODI World Cup brought women’s cricket under immense spotlight. The proof of women’s cricket popularity was again on the show during the recent India-Australia T20I series, where fans came in huge numbers if the tickets were priced or not.

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the year when women’s cricket will take centrestage

2023 may well turn out to be the year when women’s cricket will take centrestage and see the emergence of the junior as well as senior talent in front of a passionate world craving for more cricketing action.

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