Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of the ten franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has announced making a team for proposed IPL Women. The Chief Executive of the franchise, Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed the news they will commence working on it once the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) gives a confirmed green signal to the competitive women's T20 league.
Talking to one of the Indian channels, he stated,
"Once the BCCI decides to have a women’s IPL, we will be interested. We will take a call when it is offered,”
Kasi, who was here to speak at a cricket conclave organised by the city-based Ranji Memorial Society ECC, felt there was scope for a proper Women’s IPL.
“Look at the improvement in India’s women’s cricket after getting the recognition,”
Notably, the BCCI announced IPL Women and the tournament was hyped straightaway. It has been heard the league will be staged in 2023 within Indian realms and will also include foreign cricketers just like the men's edition. The cricket stars are already excited about it and shared their opinions on their social media platforms.
If the reports heard are true, the inaugural edition of IPL Women will feature six teams. Three of the IPL franchises including CSK have shown their interest in buying teams in the women's league.