Australia woman cricketer, Ellyse Perry feels that a full Indian Premier League (IPL) for women should be the next move for the benefit of women’s cricket.
“A full IPL season is definitely the next step,” Perry told foxsports.
“It would open up huge avenues for the game to continue to grow. Putting that competition in place would take the game to all new heights.”
Earlier this year, a woman’s exhibition game took place at the Wankhede Stadium. It was during the semi-final stage of the tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur led Supernovas played against Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers that featured Perry and other four Aussie woman cricketers.
“The first exhibition match we did was really successful and I guess it’s now up to BCCI to find a way to implement a full tournament,” Perry added.
Among major tournaments, Aussies play WBBL. A T20 tournament that started in 2015-16.
Currently, Women’s Super League is taking place in England. Players involved are gearing for the World T20. It will be held in WI in November this year. “As the sport gets more and more professional and girls are able to play on a full-time basis, it’s only going to develop the way that they play the game,” Ellyse added.