Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has notified the state units about the updates on men’s IPL season and also Women’s IPL to begin from early next year.
The email to all the state units said, “The BCCI is currently working in the much-awaited women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year.”
The Board has already designated the months of February and March for the 2019 WIPL, and a formal approval is anticipated following the Annual General Meeting next month.
Ganguly stated that the men’s IPL will return to the home and away format with 10 teams competing at their venues starting in 2023 in an interview. Ganguly voiced similar thoughts in his letter to the state units.
BCCI President Ganguly wrote, “The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all the 10 teams playing their home matches at their designated venues.”
Many other announcements were also stated by Saurav Ganguly including Women’s ODI series against world champion Australia. India will host Australia for a 5-match T20I series in the month of December this year.
In the Domestic circuit, BCCI will also conduct under-15 women’s cricket tournament to prepare for upcoming under-19 World cup and other ICC events.
BCCI president also ensured a full domestic season for this year. Earlier few seasons were hindered by COVID. “The Indian cricketing season 2022-23 has started, and I’m happy to share with you that we’re going back to normalcy. You must be aware that this year, we’ll be having the usual full-fledged domestic season for all age groups and the games will be hosted all over the country. It’s really heartening to see the support that the BCCI has received from all its members over the past few years. I’m sure the pandemic is behind us, and we all now look forward to a certain future,” Ganguly wrote in his email.
The annual general meeting of the BCCI is expected to take place during the third week of October.