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Women’s IPL to change women’s cricket for the better: Alyssa Healy

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Cricket News: Women’s IPL to change women’s cricket for the better: Alyssa Healy | Alyssa Healy excited about the Women’s IPL

Australian vice-captain Alyssa Healy has insisted that the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) will pressurise global organisations to prioritise and promote cricket for females to a greater extent. She expressed excitement over the inaugural edition of the tournament that is likely to be held in March this year.

“[The Women’s IPL] is going to change women’s cricket for the better. It’s probably going to put a lot of pressure on other global organisations, or countries around the world, to lift – that’s probably the best way that I’ll put it,” Healy was quoted in an interview by ESPN Cricinfo.

She added, “It’s obviously the next step for the game and the opportunity for some players to come over [to India] and play in a world-class tournament, at great grounds, and be very well supported is the next stage of the game.”

Great to see the BCCI get behind the WIPL – Alyssa Healy

There are 17 interested parties including seven IPL franchises that have put their papers in to acquire the WIPL teams. The first edition of the tournament will have five teams and the franchise auction will be held on Wednesday (January 25). Viacom 18 will be telecasting the competition after winning the recent media rights for five years from 2023-27. It will be paying the BCCI Rs 7.09 crore for every match that it will show on the TV.

Meanwhile, players have time until January 26 to register their names for the player auctions. Capped Indian players can set a base price ranging from Rs 30 lakh-Rs 50 lakh whereas the bidding for uncapped players will begin from Rs 10 lakh-Rs 20 lakh.

“It’s great to see the BCCI get behind it. And obviously just recently they announced the pay parity as well for the girls. I think it’s a great step in the right direction and, and to support a team who, in my mind, is a real sleeping giant in the game, I think they’re going to potentially win a lot of world tournaments over the next 10 to 15 years,” Healy further opened up on the developments.

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Tarkesh Jha
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