Although Indian women team failed to claim their maiden T20 World Cup, there are praises coming from all across the globe for the eves. Sunil Gavaskar, the legend on Sunday urged Sourav Ganguly, the president of BCCI to think about Women’s IPL from 2021.
Gavaskar calls for Women’s IPL
The women’s cricket team topped the group stage and entered to the semi-finals of T20 World Cup 2020. Due to rain they did not have to play semi-final match and went straight to the final. They had to face Australia but failed to put up a decent performance. It was a heart-breaking moment for the fans when Indians lost the final in Melbourne.
Since 2017, women’s cricket has started attracting audience and followers due to the consistent good performance by the women in blue. This kind of forced the Indian cricket board to start an exhibitory league during the men’s IPL. The response has been pretty good and demand of starting all women IPL has increased. On Sunday former Indian captain, Gavaskar requested the BCCI president to start a Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in the country from 2021.
He said, “To Sourav Ganguly and the BCCI, I would like to say, maybe next year, look at having a women’s IPL because that will unearth a lot more talent. There is already a lot of talent which we see and that will come to the fore with this performance of this Indian team throughout this tournament.”
According to Gavaskar, even though we cannot have eight teams initially, this league will matter a lot.
Indian women will learn
He then went on to applaud the Indian team for their thorough good showcase in the T20 World Cup. He also praised the Australians who were playing extremely well in front of their home crowd of 85000 people. He further added that reaching the final was a big achievement and it would work as a learning in the future.
“We have to welcome them back as robustly as we would have if they had won because getting to the finals is a big achievement. It’s a learning curve. In the future, they would be competing in a much better manner.” Gavaskar continued, “This Indian women’s team has done us proud. Never mind the result in the final. You have still made us hold our heads up high. Wish you all the best in the future.”