NEW DELHI: Indian cricket directors and pundits on Monday hailed the Ladies’s Premier League as an enormous success after the inaugural match resulted in fireworks with the Mumbai Indians profitable the trophy in entrance of an enormous crowd.
Franchise and media rights for the ladies’s model of the Indian Premier League bought for round $700 million, making it the second-most profitable home ladies’s sports activities competitors after US skilled basketball.
Mumbai beat the Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in an exciting ultimate on Sunday to conclude the three-week Twenty20 extravaganza of the latest addition to ladies’s cricket.
England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt hit the profitable runs to set off wild celebrations at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, which was almost full to its capability of 20,000.
“It was like a pageant for girls’s cricket which the entire world was celebrating. The environment on the stadium was at par if not higher than any massive match ultimate,” IPL chairman Arun Dhumal advised AFP.
“The way in which the match was performed, the response to the matches, it went off as top-of-the-line ladies’s cricket tournaments, even in case you examine with the just lately held World Cup.
Dhumal, former treasurer of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), known as the competitors “game-changing” for the ladies’s recreation within the cricket-obsessed nation of 1.4 billion.
“It is going to pave the best way for a lot of younger women (in India) to make a profession within the sport,” he mentioned.
Revealed in Daybreak, March twenty eighth, 2023