Mithali Raj on Women's IPL style league: It will help players in getting exposure

Indian women cricket team-led by Mithali Raj lost to England in the fianls of the ICC Women's World Cup by just 9 runs

India’s women cricket captain Mithali Raj, who returned India early this morning from England after participating the ICC Women’s World Cup , said that women’s Indian Premier League (IPL)  style league will surely help domestic players in getting exposure. Earlier, as soon as the Indian women’s cricket team-led by Mithali Raj arrived at Mumbai airport, they received a heartwarming reception with fans clapped and cheered for them. Indian team lost to England in the fianls by just 9 runs, but they won everyone’s heart here in India. It was after 12 years that the Indian women’s team reached the finals.

Upon arrival, Mithali Raj and other Indian players attended the press conference. When asked about IPL style league for women, Mithali said: “If something like this is started in India, it will help players in getting exposure but it’s upto the BCCI: Mithali Raj on Women’s IPL.”

On team’s supereb show, Mithali said: “It is the just the beginning of good times for Women’s Cricket.”

“After the bad performance in 2013 girls prepared really hard for this World Cup. We’ll put the similar effort for T20 World Cup,” Mithali added.

Earlier, impressed with women’s team performance, former Indian Women’s captain Diana Edulji who is one of the members of Committee of Administrators said: “We are in talks of having a Woman’s IPL. It is still on the drawing board. But now we need to look at it seriously. To start with we need to have a 5 team affair. It will encourage more cricketers to come out and play.”

Edulji also revealed that the BCCI was impressed by the team’s performance in the recently concluded tournament where they finished as runner ups. “We will tap into a lot more talent. I am happy that the women’s are getting good coverage and they have responded well by coming to the final,” she added.