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India aims for women's IPL event

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India aims to launch a women's edition of the popular Indian Premier League cricket tournament in the next three years, a top official said Tuesday.

As part of the build-up, top international women players will take part in a Twenty20 exhibition game at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium later this month.

 "We are planning to get a women's IPL in place in two to three years," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrator Vinod Rai told AFP.

No firm details of the new league have yet been revealed, but pressure for a women's IPL has been building since India reached the final of the women's World Cup in England last year.


-AFP, New Delhi

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