Women's IPL to begin early 2023: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to state associations

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The highly-anticipated first edition of the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) will be organized in early 2023. According to recent reports, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has written an email to affiliated associations stating that the board is working on commencing the inaugural event in the first half of 2023.

As per international schedule the Women's T20 World Cup will be held in February 2023, enabling a window in March.  In a letter accessed by the Times of India, Ganguly further informed that an under-15 girls' tournament is also on the cards this season.

“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year. More details will follow in the due course.

We are glad to introduce a girls u-15 tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has been performing well. This new tournament will create a pathway for our girls to play at the international level,"

IPL 2023 will follow home-and-away format: Ganguly 

Dada also confirmed that the IPL will be back to home-and-away format from the 2023 season, after three years.

"The next season of men's IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues."

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