According to Rajeev Shukla, the IPL Chairman, the global roster is also set to include the likes of New Zealand's Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine, England's Danni Wyatt and Danielle Hazell and Australia's Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry, who have all confirmed their participation for the one-off T20 outing. Once we have those many players then I think it will be wise enough to have a women's IPL.
McCullum also made it clear that by separating Test and Twenty20 cricket even more, it will greatly benefit the latter.
Since retiring from global cricket in early 2016, McCullum has featured in numerous Twenty20 competitions all over the world.
In total, 30 players will be part of the two teams, with 20 of them being Indian while 10 will be overseas players. "I'm also a realist that people are turning up and watching T20 not just at games but also on TV - society's changing, isn't it?"
England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan came out in their support, worrying for the future of the five-day cricket adding, "If something was going to be done about it [Test cricket], it probably should have been done already".
The Committee of Administrators formed to implement the Lodha Commission reforms and supervise the day to day functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has moved into the driver's seat to run the cricketing affairs in the country.
"We need players [to] make up India A. Once we have those many players, then I think it would be wise for us to have an IPL", Raj said in March. To me, they're played with the same instruments but they're completely separate games.
"I'm invigorated by it, to be honest, the way I'm hitting the ball". So I'll do that, and then I'd like to transition into some coaching stuff because I think the IPL - especially in T20 of 300-and-something games - is quite valuable.
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