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Inaugural Women’s IPL likely to be played from March 3 to 26

IPL 2023 is prone to start on April 1, whereas the inaugural season of the Women’s IPL is prone to be performed from March 3 to 26 with each tournaments to be performed in India. While the BCCI is but to formalise the dates, it has earmarked a window for the WIPL with the event set to start out every week after the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup last, which is scheduled to be performed on February 26 in Cape Town.

As for the IPL, ESPNcricinfo has discovered that the BCCI is figuring out the supply of abroad gamers earlier than it finalises the top date for the 10-team event, which can return to the home-and-away format that was shelved as a result of constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is probably going that the BCCI would need to wrap up the IPL by the top of May since England are scheduled to play Ireland in a one-off Test at Lord’s from June 1 to 4. Just a few days later, The Oval will host the second ICC World Test Championship last – which India have an opportunity of contesting – whereas the Ashes start from June 16.

On Friday the BCCI introduced the media-rights tender for the primary 5 seasons of the WIPL, 2023 to 2027. While the final date for choosing up the tender is December 31, 2022, it’s discovered that the bids can be opened round January 8. The BCCI has determined to undertake the closed-bid course of as a substitute of an e-auction. While additional particulars will emerge as soon as the bidders decide up the tender doc it’s discovered the BCCI has not set any base value for every of the three classes for which rights can be bought: tv, digital, and a mixture of the 2.

In October this yr the BCCI shared with its members – the state associations – a plan for the WIPL, which was ratified on the board’s Annual General Meeting.

According to the plan, the league can be contested by 5 franchise groups taking part in a complete of twenty-two matches. Each squad can have as much as 18 gamers, with a most of six abroad gamers, and every taking part in XI can embrace 5 abroad gamers (4 from Full Member nations and one from an Associate nation).

In the league section of the WIPL, every group will play the opposite twice (a complete of 20 matches), and the desk topper will progress straight to the ultimate. The groups that end second and third within the league will play an Eliminator to find out the second finalist.

According to the BCCI’s timelines, the following step could be inviting bids for the 5 franchises. Unlike the boys’s IPL, the place franchises bid for groups in a selected metropolis, the BCCI had drafted two preliminary plans for the WIPL. The first one was to promote groups throughout six zones spanning the nation. A set of cities in every zone has been shortlisted and includes: Dharamsala/Jammu (North zone), Pune/Rajkot (West), Indore/Nagpur/Raipur (Central), Ranchi/Cuttack (East), Kochi/Visakhapatnam (South) and Guwahati (North-East).

The second plan entails groups being bought however with out a strong dwelling base, with matches to be performed at six shortlisted IPL venues: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The last leg of the method entails the assembling of squads and the BCCI is but to finalise whether or not this can be achieved by way of an public sale or a draft. Player availability will stay a priority contemplating the WIPL might conflict with the inaugural season of the Women’s Pakistan Super League (WPSL). While the PCB is but to launch a last plan for the event, March 18 has been earmarked because the date of the WPSL last.

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