England skipper Heather Knight has added to what Smriti Mandhana, Ben Stokes, and KL Rahul recently demanded related to the women’s IPL.
In a recent podcast by Red Bull, former England cricket and commentator Isa Guha had a chat with the three cricketers where Mandhana expressed her desire for a full-fledged women’s IPL and Stokes and Rahul backed her. In addition to what they said, Knights have pinned her opinion upon the same and believes that the IPL would be a great thing for women’s cricket.
“It was awesome to see Stokesy talk about the women’s IPL. “The more allies we have in women’s cricket, it really helps to change perceptions. It’s great from Ben to say that and I totally agree, I think it would be amazing for the women’s game to have an IPL,” she said.
There have been talks going on around women’s IPL for a long time. And there are chances that the BCCI shall start it really soon, with more teams being added. She has also expressed how she looks forward to playing The Hundred in its first edition for women.
“Little things like playing the first-ever game of the Hundred as a women’s game is a really big step. It’s going to be a huge summer and hopefully, the competition goes really well,” said Knight.
The 30-year-old, World Cup-winning English legend has been playing for her side since her debut in March 2010. She is a part of the Sydney Thunders in the Women’s Big Bash League and looks forward to being a part of one of the franchises under the Indian Premier League.
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