Rajasthan Royals CEO Jake Lush McCrum has stated that the franchise is ‘undoubtedly ’ in increasing its base which incorporates proudly owning a workforce in girls’s IPL which is about to be launched subsequent yr. The BCCI has been holding a Girls’s T20 Problem since 2018 in the midst of IPL barring final yr when it was cancelled because of covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier this yr, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had stated the board is hopeful of getting the much-awaited girls’s IPL underway someday subsequent yr.
“We’d like to have a girls’s IPL workforce when it launches subsequent yr,” McCrum instructed Wisden India. “We’re undoubtedly very to increase our franchise base. I’m so excited concerning the development of ladies’s cricket in India and around the globe.”
Citing the examples of how Australia (Girls’s Large Bash League) and England (The Hundred) have tasted success with their very own girls’s T20 leagues, McCrum is hopeful it could be replicated by India as nicely.
“We’ve seen in Australia the quantity of funding they’ve put in and the impression that’s had on the sport, and on the fanbase, the next, the grassroots cricket. In England, final yr, I believe the most important success of The Hundred was girls’s cricket. The quantity of followers coming in to observe the ladies’s cricket match, the quantity of ladies enjoying cricket that summer season, it’s superior,” he stated.
He continued, “In India, the expansion of individuals within the girls’s sport has been vital, and I believe a girls’s IPL would take it to the subsequent degree. As a result of it could make dad and mom and households around the globe see that it’s a viable profession choice. It’s an incredible sport, and we wish everybody to be part of it.”
The board has stated the method to launch a full-fledged girls’s IPL has begun and it might be a 5 or 6 workforce competitors. In contrast to Girls’s T20 Problem although, it won’t run parallel to the lads’s IPL and is anticipated to have its personal window.