The Indian T20 League is the biggest cricketing league in the world. No other league comes even close to it. However, it always has lacked something that a few other leagues have, women’s tournament. Be it the Hundred or the Big Bash League, they have seen great success in the women’s tournament.
The ITL has tried a women’s league a few times, but that has not been a full-fledged tournament. Now, during the ITL Governing Council meeting, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed a six-team women’s ITL from 2023.
Australia’s wicket-keeper batter, Alyssa Healy has expressed her views on this initiative. In a press conference following Australia’s semi-final match against the West Indies in the Women’s World Cup, she stated that the league will make India ab invincible team in ten years.
“I think the announcement for those competitions is pretty great, I mean, it’s exactly where we thought that the women’s game needed to go, that (women’s IPL) was like the next step. I mean, we’ve had a really successful WBBL. So it went really well, now into the Hundred, there’s sort of some thriving domestic competition, so to see the announcement of the IPL, in particular, to be able to grow the game in India is unbelievable,” she said.
“It’s such an untapped market I feel in the women’s game. With so many people surely, they’re going to be unbeatable in sort of a 10-year time. They just really needed a sort of a leg up in that domestic setup to I guess, showcase what these amazing women can do. So yeah, it’s really exciting,” she added.