“WPL could prove to be a massive threat to Women’s BBL” thinks UP Warriorz Captain!

"WPL could prove to be a massive threat to Women's BBL" thinks UP Warriorz Captain!

The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League, the revamped version of the IPL’s Women T20 challenge has produced some breathtaking cricketing action and there is much more to come. 5 matches have been played until now and most of them have been pretty high scoring.

No one would have expected WPL to be this exciting and entertaining. The inaugural season is already a major success as the quality of cricket is extremely high and the presence of some of the biggest names in World cricket is making the league even more sumptuous.

From next season onwards, we could see the number of teams getting increased and it will also higher the amount of competitiveness. The WPL is also expected to be a spectacle for Women’s cricket and sooner or later it will become the best T20 franchise league in the world.

This is what Australia’s Wicket-keeper Batsman and UP Warriorz Captain Alyssa Healy had to say about the tournament which is providing financial support and loads of opportunities to aspiring young female cricketers. Healy said that the Women’s Big Bash League will be replaced by the WPL as the best cricketing league for women.

The IPL when it began in 2008 brought a money laden storm and attracted the biggest of players to feature in the enthralling Indian T20 summer. Similarly, the WPL’s lucrative contracts (expected to get even more lucrative in future) has already attracted star cricketers and will continue to do so in the upcoming years.

Healy took to Cricket Australia and said that the Lucrative nature of WPL is something that WBBL should learn from and in order keep the influx of world’s best players at the land down under, WBBL contracts must be similar to WPL.

“The WBBL has been the envy of women’s cricket for eight years now but there’s no denying the WPL will put pressure on our domestic competition.”

“For the WBBL to keep pace with the WPL and retain its status as the best domestic competition in the world, we need to make sure it’s lucrative and exciting enough for the best players to keep making the trip to Australia.” – Alyssa Healy concluded.