A statement by England all-rounder Ben Stokes on women's cricket is very much discussed. Due to this, many cricketers have praised him. Ben Stokes favored starting the Women's IPL. Along with Ben Stokes, KL Rahul of India said that along with the teams which are in the IPL, women teams should also be formed. Both of them said this in a podcast organized by Red Bull. Her statement has been welcomed by many women cricketers on social media.
Stokes, who played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, said in a conversation with Isha Guha, 'Yes, I think that in the last four-five years, the women's game has been strong, it has become very strong and as a competition it is equal to men Happening. In such a situation, I hope that there should be a female franchise with every male franchise. This will make women's cricket even bigger. What place could be better than India for this? ' Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul also agreed with Stokes' statement.
I completely agree with Ben. For the last few years, I have been following the Indian women's team and the kind of performance they have done in the last three-four years is tremendous. I have seen many young players coming. Many of them are from Karnataka who used to practice with us in junior cricket. It is good to see them playing. I would love if the Punjab Kings had a women's team.
Mandhana said- this is the right time for women's IPL
At the same time, Indian women cricketer Smriti Mandhana said that the woman is ready for the IPL expansion. He said, 'I think the kind of performance we have done in the last three-four years is great. IPL is associated with youth and if you look at the current team, then it is known that its average age is 23-24. This shows that many youngsters have emerged. Women's cricket will get a boost from the IPL and there will be confidence among the youth. I think this is the right time to start women IPL. If we really want to increase women's cricket in India, then this is the right time for the women's IPL.
The official announcement for the Women's T20 Challenge has not been announced yet in 2021. The last time this tournament was held in Sharjah. Currently, three teams play as Trailblazers, Supernovas and Velocity in this tournament.