Women’s IPL is something we are really waiting for: Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur became the 1st Indian to be named Player of the Tournament in WBBL.

Harmanpreet Kaur became the 1st Indian to be named Player of the Tournament in WBBL | Getty​Indian women's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said she is hopeful and eagerly waiting for the commencement of a Women's Indian Premier League (IPL) soon. BCCI has been holding a Women’s T20 Challenge alongside the Indian Premier League for the past couple of seasons, but a full-fledged IPL for women cricketers is still far away.

"I think we have been looking at this for a long time and I hope, you know, sooner this women's IPL will also start and we will also invite overseas players over there so that they can also share their experience with our domestic players," said Harmanpreet as reported by ESPNCricinfo.

"I think this is something we are really waiting for and I hope, you know, this will start. Performance is something that is in our hands and that's what we have been doing and the rest of the things are totally dependent on BCCI and the cricket board," she added.

Harmanpreet Kaur broke new grounds after becoming the first Indian to be named WBBL Player of the Tournament following a stunning season for Melbourne Renegades after scoring 399 runs in the tournament at an average of 66.50 and strike-rate of 135.25, including three match-winning half-centuries. She has also been part of the Hundred and the Kia Super League in England.  

"Playing any tournament will give you lots of confidence and WBBL is something, you know, it's a very, very big platform back home. Every Indian wants to play in this league and I was the first one who got this opportunity to play and today, you know, winning this player of the tournament definitely gives lots of confidence to Indian girls also," said Harmanpreet.

"They can also come here and perform and, you know, be part of this and then there are all the chances to achieve a lot in their cricket career," she added.

(ANI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 24 Nov, 2021

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