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“WIPL Is A Big Step, All Women Cricketers Were Waiting For This Opportunity” – Harmanpreet Kaur

“WIPL Is A Big Step, All Women Cricketers Were Waiting For This Opportunity” – Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur (Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is excited for the inaugural season of the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL). She expressed that the T20 tournament will provide a platform for players all over the world, which the past cricketers missed out on. The WIPL is likely to take place in March this year, with Mumbai hosting the matches.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently sold the media rights to Viacom 18 for INR 950 crores. The five teams for the league will be announced on on January 25 after a closed bidding process. As the preparations are in full swing for the tournament, Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur appreciated BCCI’s efforts.

Speaking ahead of the T20 tri-series opener against South Africa, Harmanpreet said, as quoted by Circle of Cricket,

“Many girls all over the world will play. Because the opportunity that the next generation will get that is something many old cricketers have missed.”

“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. And finally the time has come. The amount of response we are getting from everyone is outstanding. That was the reason we wanted to express our feelings on social media,” said Harmanpreet Kaur.

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In times to come, there will be no different between men and women cricket: Harmanpreet Kaur

Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur further also hailed the efforts of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for promoting women’s cricket. She expressed that in times to come, women’s cricket will not be behind, and there will be no difference between men’s and women’s game. The explosive Indian batter said,

“I think it is a great initiative taken by the BCCI and everyone is really working hard to promote women’s cricket. ICC is also doing so well. We all want to take women’s cricket one step ahead. Hereafter I don’t think women’s cricket will lag behind considerably. In the times to come, I don’t think there will be any difference between men and women cricket.”

Team India registered a 27-runs win against South Africa in the first match of the Women’s T20 Tri-Series. They defended 147 runs as Deepti Sharma picked up a three-wicket haul. Amanjot Kaur won the Player of the Match for her valuable 41 runs knock. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team will take on West Indies next in the series on Monday, January 23 at Buffalo Park in East London.

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