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WIPL: The inaugural Women's IPL is likely to be held from March 3 to 26

The BCCI on Friday, December 9, announced the media-rights tender for the 2023 to 2027 Women's IPL (WIPL) seasons.

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The inaugural edition of the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) is likely to be played from March 3 to 26. The men's version - IPL 2023 - is set to start on April 1. There has been no official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yet over the dates.

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According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI has earmarked a window for the WIPL. The T20 league is set to kick off a few days after the 2023 Women's T20 World Cup final, which will be played on February 2.

As part of the organization process, the BCCI on Friday, December 9, announced the media-rights tender for the 2023 to 2027 Women's IPL seasons. The last date to pick up the tender has been set as December 31.

According to reports, the inaugural edition of WIPL will feature five franchises playing 22 matches. The maximum squad limit is set at 18, which can include up to six overseas players. Five foreign players can feature in a playing XI during a WIPL game, provided four are from Full Member countries and one is from an Associate nation.

Meanwhile, the BCCI is said to be working on the availability of overseas cricketers before it finalizes the dates for the Men's IPL. The T20 league is set to be played in the home-and-away format. The schedule had to be altered in the last couple of seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Indian Women's team is currently playing a 5-match T20I series against Australia

The Indian Women's team is currently taking on Australia Women in a five-match T20I series at home. The visitors hammered the Women in Blue by nine wickets in the first game at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

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