“Board is planning Women’s IPL, will decide it in next three to four months” : Sourav Ganguly

Renowned Sports Journalist, author, academician, and India Today’s former Consulting Editor, Boria Majumdar who recently parted ways with the group after a decade-long association launched his own venture ‘RevSportz’ which has already earned international collaboration and recognition.

Under the venture which consists of six verticals with content creation being one of them, Majumdar will be launching a show ‘Backstage with Boria’ next Friday i.e., December 10. The show which is a multi-sport series would focus on topics like leadership, winning mantra, mental health, understanding the challenges of bubble life, comeback stories followed by team building and coaching. The first series is said to feature some top cricket names – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, David Warner, Kane Williamson, VVS Laxman and others along with India’s Olympic and Paralympic champions.

Sourav Ganguly has his say on Women's IPL
Sourav Ganguly has his say on Women’s IPL


Majumdar took to Twitter to share a couple of clips from his conversation with the BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly.

The first clip talked about India’s Men team performance at the T20 World Cup which wasn’t even half of what the team is capable of while the second one brought delight for women cricketers and fans as it saw Ganguly commenting on women’s edition of the most celebrated cricket league, the Indian Premier League (IPL). There has been a rising demand for a full-fledged women’s IPL in the past months by some top names of Indian women cricket – Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, and others along with good support from fans all over social media especially after the exceptional performance of the team on their tour to Australia in September/ October and also the success of the players in the inaugural edition of ‘The Hundred’ which was organized earlier this year by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the recently concluded seventh edition of Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the only two competitive leagues the women cricket currently has.

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WBBL07 Winners - Perth Scorchers
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In the conversation, Ganguly shares that the board is planning to go ahead with the league and hopefully would be able to share a proper plan in the next three to four months. Further, he also praised the talented women’s team and appreciated the T20I captain, Harmanpreet Kaur’s for her performance in WBBL|07 where she was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament, and also recalled her 2017 World Cup Semi-final knock where she scored the highest individual score in the Knockout stage of Women’s World Cup and second-highest individual ODI score by an Indian smashing an unbeaten 171 guiding India to the Finals where they lost to England in a close match and thus finishing as the Runners-Up.

Sourav Ganguly’s comment on the women’s edition of IPL has definitely brought joy to many around. Just like Men’s IPL is considered as India’s cricketing festival, we hope to witness the same for Women’s IPL in the days ahead.

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