Jaipur is likely to host the Women’s IPL or better known as Women’s T20 Challenge once again this year. Last year, too, Jaipur had hosted the tournament, where three teams had featured. While the final decision on it is yet to be taken, it is expected that matches will take place at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
While the one-off exhibition match played between Supernovas and Trailblazers in 2018 in Mumbai, one more team was added in 2019 – Team Velocity. With three teams and four matches, the tournament became successful more so because of the presence of international stars.
The first year’s one-off exhibition match featured Australian stars like Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, New Zealand players like Suzie Bates, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Devine and flamboyant England opener Danielle Wyatt etc. In 2019, West Indies opener Hayley Matthews, captain Stafanie Taylor and Shakera Selman, White Ferns’ Amelia Kerr, Devine, Tahuhu, Bates, Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu and Wyatt took part in 2019.
After getting a huge response from the fans, this year the Women’s IPL is likely to get more viewership as well.
“There would be seven matches between four teams in the women’s IPL and Jaipur is likely to host them,” a senior official associated with the cash-rich T20 league shared on Friday.
Meanwhile, the official also confirmed that the All-Star match, which was earlier scheduled to take place before the IPL, will now take place after the tournament.
“The venue for the match is yet to be finalised. We will have to see the performances of the players (and then select) them,” the official concluded.