One of the great names in Women's Cricket, India's Mithali Raj, retired from all forms of cricket on June 8th. However, if the news revolving is true, she might come out of retirement to participate in the Women's IPL.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Women's IPL, the inaugural edition of which is likely to be staged in 2023. Although the board features the Women's T20 challenge, which only represents three teams and a limited number of matches, the BCCI has always been under criticism for not spending much on Women's Cricket.
As a consequence, the BCCI is willing to do extraordinary things for Women's Cricket, announcing the launch of Women's IPL. The T20 league will also feature the international women cricketers.
Mithali retired as the leading ODI run-scorer alongside owning multiple top-notch records. She was asked if she would like to join Isa Guha and Frankie Mackay in ICC’s 100% Cricket podcast. Responding to it, she said although it interests her, she has not decided anything yet. The former Indian captain further added,
“I’m keeping that option open. I’ve not yet decided. There are a few more months to go before the women’s IPL happens. It would be lovely to be part of the first edition of the women’s IPL,”