The Supernovas boasts of a formidable line-up with Harmanpreet, India Women's T20 captain, leading the batting alongside Devine, Wyatt, Perry and an Indian contingent of Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy and Mona Meshram.
Diana Edulji, former India women's captain and a CoA member, has been pressing for a women's IPL.
In this regard, the IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said in his statement: "The IPL will continue to be as usual". The two teams will lock horns in a challenge match ahead of the first IPL qualifier on May 22 at the Wankhede Stadium. New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates, attacking batter Sophie Devine, who holds the record for fastest half-century in T20Is, Australia's all-rounder Ellyse Perry, wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney have confirmed their participation.
That is all the specifics about the event, but what did the global stars have been named to feature, like Suzie Bates, Ellyse Perry and Danielle Wyatt among others, have to say about the move? The one-of-its-kind match features 26 players. "We see it build into a women's IPL tournament in a couple of years". Out of the 26, 10 global stars from Australia, England and New Zealand will grace their presence of the encounter which is slowly gaining more excitement with each passing day.
"The game really is going global". It is our endeavor that women cricketers also got the chance to play on a big platform like IPL.
It is also a way to test waters for a women's IPL in near future.