India’s women cricket has seen a massive upswing since their inspirational performances in the 2017 ICC World Cup. The girls became household names by their spirited performances in key ICC tournaments.
The impressive performances saw a much-needed spike in interest levels in women’s cricket. India’s star women cricketers since then have bagged lucrative contracts in T20 Leagues in England and Australia.
In the ongoing World T20 2018, India has been on a roll winning all of their group league, matches eventually becoming the table-toppers of their group and making their way into the semi-finals. One of the unique features in each of these matches is the contribution of every single player of the team in one or the other match.
It has been an all-round complete team performance by the girls so far, reaffirming their position as strong contenders and favourites to win the trophy.
There has been a sharp contrast change in perception the way women cricket is looked at in India since the last 2-3 years where performances have started to get noticed with quite a few eyeballs raised and has also witnessed some jaw-dropping moments.
Such remarkable wins by the Women in Blue have caught the attention of the audience, thereby acting as a sharp indicator of the overall development of women’s cricket safeguarding the interest of the cricketers.
India’s women cricket has reached a tipping point where baby steps taken to boost women’s cricket can go a long way in shaping the future of women’s cricket. IPL did not become an overnight success. The time has arrived to kick-start a revolution for the rise of women’s cricket in the form of launching Women’s IPL.
Here is a detailed analysis of the factors that state why women’s Indian Premier League(IPL) should be launched in India which will have lasting impacts on the women's cricket.