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The BCCI expects the first Women’s IPL to begin ‘early next year.’

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that it “expects” to begin its maiden Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) “early next year.” This season, the BCCI will also launch an Under-15 competition for females, creating a route for girls to participate at the top level.

The women’s circuit in India has grown dramatically in the previous five years, with the national side qualifying for the finals of the 2017 World Cup, 2020 World Cup, and 2022 Commonwealth Games, as well as the semifinals of the 2018 T20 World Cup. They also have a game in hand in the present three-match ODI series in England. A women’s IPL was also eagerly anticipated by both players and spectators.

Meanwhile, Team India defeated England by seven wickets in the first One-Day International, chasing a target of 228 in 44.2 overs. Smriti Mandhana, the star Indian opener, was named Player of the Match for her brilliant innings of 91 off 99 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain, also contributed significantly, batting an unbeaten 74 from 94 balls. Kaur led India to another great triumph in the second ODI, which was played on September 21, Wednesday, in Canterbury, with an unbeaten 143 off 111 balls. The third and final ODI will be played at Lord’s on Saturday.