BCCI’s General Body approved the much-awaited Women’s Indian Premier League during the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was held on October 18, 2022, in Mumbai.
Women’s IPL 2023 Finally Approved In BCCI AGM
Several key decisions were made at the meeting including men’s and women’s future tour programs.
“The General Body approved to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League,” read a statement from the BCCI.
According to a report, the BCCI is planning a five-team Women’s IPL for March 2023, immediately after the conclusion of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
A total of 22 games will reportedly be played in the Women’s IPL. Each team will be playing the others twice during the league phase and the table-toppers will directly qualify for the finals with the second-ranked and third-ranked teams battling it out to become the second finalist.
Also, each squad in the Women’s IPL is expected to comprise 18 players with a maximum of six overseas players. No more than five overseas players can feature in a playing XI, with four from Full Member countries and one from an Associate nation.
Key decisions Signed in 91st Annual General Meeting of BCCI
The 91st Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was held on October 18th, 2022, in Mumbai.
- The following members were elected as the new Office Bearers of the BCCI:
- President: Mr. Roger Binny
- Vice President: Mr. Rajeev Shukla
- Secretary: Mr. Jay Shah
- Joint Secretary: Mr. Devajit Saikia
- Treasurer: Mr. Ashish Shelar
- One representative of the General Body was elected in the Apex Council of the BCCI:
- Mr. MKJ Majumdar.
- Two representatives in the Indian Premier League Governing Council were elected:
- Mr. Arun Singh Dhumal; and
- Mr. Avishek Dalmiya.
- The audited accounts for FY 2021-22 were passed and adopted by the General Body.
- The Annual Budget of FY 2022-23 was approved by the General Body.
- The Senior Men’s Future Tour Programs for 2023-2027 and Senior Women’s Future Tour Programs for 2022-2025 were approved by the General Body.
- The General Body approved to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League.
- The members of the General Body appreciated the efforts of the outgoing office bearers, IPL Governing Council Chairman and members, and Councillors for the work undertaken in their term.
Meanwhile, the BCCI is unlikely to nominate its own candidate for the post of ICC Chairman who is to be elected during the board meeting in Melbourne next month.
“As far as India’s representative to the ICC is concerned, it will be decided by the office-bearers. There was no discussion on the ICC chairmanship. Only matters on the agenda were discussed,” a state unit official who attended the AGM told news agency PTI.
The deadline to nominate a candidate is October 20 and the ICC Board will meet from November 11-13.