Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates and others express dissatisfaction over Women’s IPL clashing with WBBL

Alyssa Healy and Suzie Bates. (Image Source: Twitter)
  • The international contingent taking part in the WIPL and WBBL have expressed their displeasure.

  • The proposed schedule of WIPL clashes with that of WBBL.

Australian wicketkeeper and explosive opening batter, Alyssa Healy, has expressed displeasure over Women’s IPL clashing with the schedule of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Even White Fern legend Suzie Bates has opined on the matter.


The BCCI hinted at the possibility of a Women’s IPL T20 Challenge conducted inside the window of this year’s (WBBL). The Women’s IPL matches include the participation of several international stars, especially from Australia and New Zealand.

“So during the WBBL…. cool. So the Indian players who’ve already signed WBBL contracts will do what? And all the international marquee players that will be in Australia for WBBL? Good luck with it,” Healy wrote in her tweets.




“The IPL doesn’t need the marquee players. It’s already large. The women’s format however does. The WBBL and BBL don’t run simultaneously so why does the IPL and WIPL have to?” Healy asked.

Fellow Australian hard-hitter Rachel Haynes also joined in support with her tweet, which read, “If true, it’s a shame. While the game continues to grow, premier domestic competitions do not need to compete against each other. They can be used to showcase the game and support its development around the world.”

“What a huge shame for both the WBBL and WIPL competitions there is a clash,” Bates rued in her tweet.

“Needs to be a window for Women’s IPL, WBBL and The Hundred. All play a massive part in raising the standards and growing the game,” England batter Charlotte Edwards, chimed in with her tweet.

However, legendary Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami welcomed the recent development from BCCI, boosting Women’s cricket in India.

“I think as an Indian player and looking at the Indian women’s game, the BCCI doing this is hugely welcome. We need this for every woman who plays the game in India. These are tough times. And unless our board supports us the game will suffer,” said Goswami.

 


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