Women’s IPL will definitely happen: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Last Updated: Sunday, 2 August 2020 (17:27 IST)
New Delhi: president said on Sunday the Women’s IPL is very much on and will take place on the sidelines of the men’s playoffs week in UAE from November 1-10.

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“Women’s IPL will definitely happen and women’s cricket is as much a priority for the BCCI. We will add a team and make it with 4 teams,” Ganguly told India Today ahead of the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.
 
“It will be played between 1-10 November. The idea is to have a full fledged tournament down the line once things improve. We will also do a camp for the women players and ensure they are properly prepared for the tournament,” the BCCI president confirmed.
 
The men’s IPL will be held between September 19 and November 8 or 10 (final date yet to be locked in) in the UAE due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The women’s IPL will also be fit into the schedule, the BCCI chief said.
 
The former India skipper also said that the centrally contracted women players will have a camp which has been delayed due to the prevailing situation in the country.
 
“We couldn’t have exposed any of our cricketers -- be it male or female to health risk. It would have been dangerous,” Ganguly said.
 
“The NCA also remained shut because of COVID-19. But we have a plan in place and we will have a camp for women, I can tell you that,” he said.
 
The BCCI’s cricket operations team is chalking up a schedule where Indian women are likely to have two full-fledged white-ball series against South Africa and the West Indies before playing the ODI World Cup in New Zealand. (UNI)