Indian women's cricket will benefit from the Women's IPL: Suzie Bates, a New Zealand all-rounder

Suzie Bates says a Womens edition of the Indian Premier League would add a lot of depth to the Indian womens cricket scene . Bates said that having so many eyes on womens cricket by introducing an IPL will help the sport flourish .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14: Suzie Bates, a New Zealand all-rounder, said on Saturday that a potential Womens edition of the Indian Premier League would add a lot of depth to the Indian womens cricket scene.The Indian womens cricket scene will be rich in detail because of it.In an exclusive interview with, Bates said that having so many eyes on womens cricket by introducing an IPL will help the sport flourish.In an exclusive interview with, many players from around the world have said they would like to compete in a full IPL tournament, but that only because of the exposure that it would offer to womens cricket, said Bates.

A BCCI source hinted at the Womens IPL in April this year.Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the Womens T20 Challenge alongside the mens IPL, a full-fledged Womens IPL has yet to be realized.On May 22, 2018, the first-ever such tournament took place, with two teams, the IPL Trailblazers and the IPL Supernovas, competing in a single game.Both sides saw off Indian stars, as well as top women players from Australia, England, and New Zealand, such as Suzie Bates, Alyssa Healy, Danielle Wyatt, Beth Mooney, etc.

IPL Velocity, a third-team team, was added to the tournament in 2019.The event, as in its previous year, featured famous worldwide women cricketers, this time from Sri Lanka (Chamari Attapattu), the West Indies (Stafanie Taylor) and Bangladesh (Jahanara Alam).Supernovas claimed the World Cup by defeating IPL Velocity in the finals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur by four wickets.The 2020 edition of the IPL championships were decided by IPL Trailblazers in Sharjah, defeating IPL Supernovas by 16 runs in the finals.