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WIPL 2023: BCCI President Roger Binny confirms Women's IPL will be finalized after T20 World Cup

Roger Binny said that they have not taken any decision on the inaugural Women's IPL (WIPL) yet. Everything will be decided in January

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Roger Binny on Friday said that they have not taken any decision on the inaugural Women's IPL (WIPL) yet. The discussion will take place in January. The board discussed this during the meeting after the ongoing men's T20 World Cup in Australia. While the slot for the West Zone representative in the all-India senior selection committee for the men will also be discussed.

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"Everything is in place. We have just not yet finalized how things are going to be. That (how the teams will be divided) is also being discussed. We have not yet decided on it. It will have to come up in the next meeting," Binny said.

Sourav Ganguly, during his tenure, had sowed the seeds of the inaugural edition of the WIPL. He confirmed that the tournament will take place before the men's IPL (2023) in the month of March. The structure still remains a question mark. However, the tournament got much-needed approval in one of the annual general meetings (AGM).  

Recently, the board announced the India squad for the upcoming New Zealand and Bangladesh tours. Chetan Sharma, the national selector is under scrutiny for leaving out some players who arguably deserved a place. The absence of a West Zone representative in the selection committee is also a burning topic. And Binny mentioned that the matter would be discussed in the next meeting as well.  

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Five teams will take part in the inaugural edition of the WIPL. While a decision on how they are going to be categorized is yet to be taken. Speaking on it, Binny said, "We will take this slowly. In the next year or so, we want to look at the types of pitches we have, the structures we can put in the system. We will sit down and discuss. We will get in players who have played a lot for the country, who have played a lot for the states. Some of them have played for their states for years without playing for the country. (We will) get them all together, come up with some plan and then take it forward from there,"

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