File photo of Sourav Ganguly.© TAUT
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly told all state associations on Tuesday that the board expects to begin the Women’s IPL early next year. Ganguly wrote to all the state associations laying out key points about the international and domestic season for 2022-23. In the letter, he mentioned that the BCCI is working on the IPL for women. “The BCCI is currently working on the highly anticipated Women’s IPL. We expect to begin season one early next year,” the document in the possession of The AU Times reads.
“More details on this will follow in due course,” Ganguly added in the letter.
He also revealed that the men’s IPL will go back to the home-and-away format.
“The next season of the men’s IPL will also return to the home and away format, with all ten teams playing their home games at their designated locations,” Ganguly’s letter reads.
Last year, the IPL league matches were played in four venues in Mumbai and Pune, while the knockout matches were played in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals in the final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to claim their first title.
The letter also stated that the Indian men’s team will receive Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, while the women’s team will receive Australia.
The BCCI will also host two Irani Cups, one in October this year and one in March next year. Saurashtra, the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy champion, will play the rest of India in Rajkot in October, while Madhya Pradesh, who won the Ranji Trophy this year, will play the rest of India in Indore next year.
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