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Chairman of BCCI Sourav Ganguly told all state associations on Tuesday that the board expects to start the Women’s IPL early next year. Ganguly wrote to all state associations outlining key takeaways about the international and domestic season for 2022-23. In the letter, he mentioned that BCCI is working on women’s IPL. “BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited IPL for women. We expect to start the first season early next year,” reads the NDTV-owned document.
“Details on this will be worked out during the settlement,” Ganguly added in the letter.
He also revealed that the men’s IPL will return to home and away formats.
“The men’s IPL next season will also return to home and away formats with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,” Ganguly’s letter read.
Last year, IPL tournament matches were played across four venues in Mumbai and Pune, while knockout matches were played in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
The Gujarat Titans defeated the Rajasthan Royals in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to lift their first title.
The letter also said that the Indian men’s team would host Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, while the women’s team would host Australia.
BCCI will also host two Irani Cups, one in October this year and the other in March next year. Saurashtra, the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy champion, will face Rest of India in Rajkot in October, while Madhya Pradesh, who won the Ranji Trophy this year, will face Rest of India in Indore next year.
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