Women’s IPL will add depth to Indian ladies’s cricket: NZ all-rounder Suzie Bates | Cricket News – Times of India
“Yes, firstly, it will be the most important competition for Indian women’s cricket, providing opportunities to the domestic players to play at that level. It is gonna create a lot of depth in the Indian women’s cricket environment. Globally, just to have so many eyes on women’s cricket by having an IPL, is going to help the game grow,” stated Bates in an unique interview with ANI.
“Many players across the world who have played international cricket would love to participate in a full IPL competition, I think a few players are waiting for this just because of the exposure that it might give to women’s cricket,” stated Bates.
The thought of Women’s IPL has been a subject of debate amongst followers and gamers alike throughout the previous couple of years, as cricketers like Ben Stokes, Harmanpreet Kaur, Suzie Bates, Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight amongst others have supported the idea.
In April this 12 months, a BCCI supply hinted at Women’s IPL subsequent 12 months.
While a full-fledged Women’s IPL has not but been translated right into a actuality, the Women’s T20 Challenge was organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) alongside the boys’s IPL. The first-ever such occasion passed off on May 22, 2018, within the type of a single match that includes two groups, IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas. Both sides featured not solely Indian stars, however star ladies gamers from Australia, England and New Zealand as properly akin to Suzie Bates, Alyssa Healy, Danielle Wyatt, Beth Mooney and many others. Defeating the Supernovas by three wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, IPL Trailblazers received the primary problem.
In 2019 and 2020 as properly, Women’s T20 Challenge was organised by BCCI alongside the boys’s IPL. In 2019, a third-team named IPL Velocity was added to the competitors. The occasion, like its earlier version, featured distinguished worldwide ladies cricketers, this time additionally from Sri Lanka (Chamari Attapattu) and West Indies (Stafanie Taylor) and Bangladesh (Jahanara Alam). Supernovas received this competitors by defeating IPL Velocity within the finals by 4 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
IPL Trailblazers received the 2020 version of the occasion by defeating IPL Supernovas within the finals by 16 runs at Sharjah.