Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur on the 2022 Girls’s T20 Problem.© BCCI
Lalit Modi, the first-ever chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), made an enormous suggestion to the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the expansion of ladies’s cricket in India throughout an unique interview with IHNS. Modi prompt that the BCCI ought to “make it obligatory” for all IPL franchises to have a girls’s staff, in order to have the ability to maintain a full-fledged Girls’s IPL. Whereas the BCCI has just lately introduced plans to start out a Girls’s IPL from subsequent yr, nothing formal has been introduced but and presently, the board hosts the three-team Girls’s T20 Problem throughout the IPL season.
“I did not see a lot of IPL girls’s video games this yr (Girls’s T20 Problem), however I feel one of many largest issues they need to do is make it obligatory for an IPL franchise to have a girls’s staff,” Lalit Modi advised IHNS.
“If an IPL franchise proprietor is ready to have a girls’s staff, you will see the bench energy in Indian girls’s cricket go up. You may see funding in girls’s cricket by house owners who’re already making good cash now,” he mentioned.
“It is in all probability the one league on the planet the place each staff makes cash. Aside from the 2 new groups, each staff is in earnings,” Modi claimed.
He was additionally comfortable about girls’s cricket being launched within the Commonwealth Video games developing later this yr.
“Wonderful step. It is a large increase to the ladies’s recreation and I’m actually glad,” Modi mentioned.
Lalit Modi was the primary chairman and commissioner of the IPL. He was instrumental in working the league from 2008 until 2010. He was additionally a vice-president of the BCCI from 2005-10.
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