Alyssa Healy confident about WIPL popularising women’s cricket worldwide

Australia star cricketer, Alyssa Healy, has put her faith in that the onset of the upcoming Women’s IPL from March will definitely encourage the growth and popularity of women’s cricket all over the world, just like men’s cricket.

Will put pressure on global organisations: Alyssa Healy looks at the future of women’s cricket

“The Women’s IPL is going to change women’s cricket for the better,” the 32-year-old told ESPNcricinfo in a lengthy conversation during Australia’s five-match women’s T20I series against India in December 2022.

The wicket-keeper batter expressed her happiness in knowing and understanding the fact that the introduction of the WIPL will bring a huge revolution in the world of sport, as each and every organisation around the world will have to start considering seriously about the promotion of women’s sport.

Midge believes that these organisations will be under immense pressure. Moreover, with this move women’s cricket is suddenly on everybody’s lips and slowly the cacophony around will gain momentum, which is an extremely positive sign.

Healy elaborated, “It’s probably going to put a lot of pressure on other global organisations, or countries around the world, to lift – that’s probably the best way that I’ll put it. The most exciting thing about it is that it’s happening and that there’s some buzz around it. It’s just going to be great for the game over here in India.”

The right handed batter further went on to add that the WIPL will also intrigue the genuine sport lover just like the men’s IPL has gotten a lot of popularity over the years, and coming over to play in India for girls all over the world will be a huge exposure to learn something qualitative and express themselves.

Alyssa Healy signed off by saying, “When people really are passionate about their [men’s] IPL teams here, it’s a great thing and hopefully they get behind the women’s one too. It’s obviously the next step for the game and the opportunity for some players to come over [to India] and play in a world-class tournament, at great grounds, and be very well supported is the next stage of the game.”