A few competitions for women cricketers are in the offing. To sustain interest in the game and attract more youngsters and sponsors following the success of the Indian team at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, the Board is contemplating various steps to give a boost to women’s cricket.
Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for Indian cricket, hinted at the creation of a women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2018.
Vinod Rai on Sunday said the country might witness a women’s IPL from next year.
“With Diana Edulji (the CoA member), Mithali (Raj), Jhulan (Goswami), we have drawn up the sequence of events which hopefully you will see women’s cricket……or you might even see an IPL also,” Rai said at the Times Lit Festival here.
“The match fee of the women cricketers has been doubled by us over the last three months. The rewards which were given have been brought more or less at par with the men’s team.
“In the longer run we may not be able to make it equal because all this revenue generated from the matches played — the men’s team play more and generate larger amount. Hopefully the women’s team will also come to their level in future. So next year you are certainly going to see the change,” he added.