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“Ought to Make It Necessary For An IPL Franchise To Have A Ladies’s Crew”: Lalit Modi To IHNS | Cricket Information

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Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur on the 2022 Ladies’s T20 Problem.© BCCI

Lalit Modi, the first-ever chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), made an enormous suggestion to the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the expansion of ladies’s cricket in India throughout an unique interview with IHNS. Modi urged that the BCCI ought to “make it necessary” for all IPL franchises to have a ladies’s crew, in order to have the ability to maintain a full-fledged Ladies’s IPL. Whereas the BCCI has not too long ago introduced plans to begin a Ladies’s IPL from subsequent 12 months, nothing formal has been introduced but and presently, the board hosts the three-team Ladies’s T20 Problem throughout the IPL season.

“I did not see a lot of IPL ladies’s games this 12 months (Ladies’s T20 Problem), however I feel one of many greatest issues they need to do is make it necessary for an IPL franchise to have a ladies’s crew,” Lalit Modi advised IHNS.

“If an IPL franchise proprietor is ready to have a ladies’s crew, you will see the bench energy in Indian ladies’s cricket go up. You may see funding in ladies’s cricket by homeowners who’re already making good cash now,” he stated.

“It is in all probability the one league on the earth the place each crew makes cash. Other than the 2 new groups, each crew is in earnings,” Modi claimed.

He was additionally joyful about ladies’s cricket being launched within the Commonwealth games arising later this 12 months.

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“Wonderful step. It is a huge enhance to the ladies’s sport and I’m actually glad,” Modi stated.

Lalit Modi was the primary chairman and commissioner of the IPL. He was instrumental in working the league from 2008 until 2010. He was additionally a vice-president of the BCCI from 2005-10.

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