The Women’s IPL is likely to begin in 2023. Though there is no concrete news on whether the preparations for the same with respect to scouting for players has started, the state cricket associations will be looking forward to giving their best for the Women’s IPL.
In view of the Women’s IPL, DDCA (Delhi & District Cricket Association) is planning to start a women’s league this year. Such a league will not only help the players to showcase their talent but also help them to get recognized. Apart from the Women’s IPL that is likely to happen next year, there is also ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup. South Africa will host the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup in January 2023.
Recently, Delhi included a multi-day format tournament for women in their calendar and now the association has announced a women’s league. These developments show that the DDCA is serious about promoting and growing women’s cricket. Delhi has produced some of the best cricketers of India, including Jaya Sharma, Anjum Chopra, Reema Malhotra, among many. In recent times, players like Priya Punia and Simran Dil Bahadur from Delhi have represented India. The legacy of former cricketers has been rightfully carried forward by the upcoming crop of players. DDCA President Rohan Jaitley shared that at present there are 165 women cricketers registered in DDCA across all age groups.
By having more and more tournaments, DDCA can ensure that their women cricketers are busy across the year. Apart from being proactive in conducting matches and introducing new tournaments, the DDCA has maintained a proper database of players’ performances of different age groups. The upcoming women’s league, known as the Challenger Trophy, will be a two-day affair and see 12 teams participating. The players will be selected by the selectors.
Additionally, off-season camps will take place till the time DDCA academies get running. Meanwhile, there are plans of creating an indoor facility at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The indoor facility is likely to see atleast two indoor pitches. Moreover, the DDCA will also be looking to acquire a few grounds to build its own facilities.
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