The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to organize an Indian Premier League (IPL) style match for women cricketers just before the playoffs of the ongoing 11th edition. It will be an exhibition T20 match for women cricketers on May 22 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In a first, the BCCI is organizing an IPL style match to promote women's cricket in India. Australia have already started Women's Big Bash League to get an edge over other nations to support the women's cricket.
The upcoming exhibition T20 match will start at 2.30 pm and will be broadcast live on TV. After taking several steps, this may be the best idea to level up the women's cricket.
There will be total 30 players 10 overseas players and 20 Indian players across both teams. The Indian players will be selected by the national selection committee. The BCCI has reportedly approached the cricket boards of England, Australia and South Africa to make their players available for the historic T20 match and the names of the participating cricketers will be announced in the coming days.
The rules of the game will be as same as IPL; only four foreign players will play for a team in the match. After an excellent form in last year's Champions Trophy, Indian women team deserve something like this to showcase their talent and promote the game. If this experiment works successfully, then we might get to see the women's IPL in the next two years.