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Harmanpreet Kaur ready to unleash her power in the Women’s IPL

The India women’s cricket team skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur, has expressed her eagerness to take part in the upcoming Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) scheduled to commence from March this year. The 2023 edition will be the first season of the league.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already sold the media rights of the WIPL to Viacom18 for a whopping ₹951 crore ($130.5 million). The five teams for the league will be announced on January 25th, after a closed bidding process. As the preparations are in full swing for the tournament, team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has praised the BCCI’s efforts in creating this opportunity.

“Many girls all over the world will play. Because the opportunity that the next generation will get is something many old cricketers have missed,” Kaur said while speaking ahead of the T20I tri-series opener against South Africa. “Everyone is happy about this and we are waiting for it to start. Personally, for me, it will be a big achievement to participate in that. There can be no bigger achievement for women’s cricket than this. This is a big step and all women cricketers were waiting for this opportunity for a long time.”

Kaur, who has experience playing in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and The Hundred, believes her and her teammates’ experience in franchise cricket will help them adapt to the demands of the WIPL. This, coupled with the overwhelming response the league has received, makes the tournament an exciting prospect for women’s cricket in India.