28 May 2014

Women's IPL type competition in pipeline

5:12 pm on 28 May 2014

Cricket's top women players could feature in an Indian Premier League-style tournament within nine months.

That's according to Australian businessman Shaun Martyn who is proposing to launch a Women's International Cricket League.

It has yet to be sanctioned by the International Cricket Council but could see players earn $50 thousand in 12 days.

Martyn has met with International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson to discuss the proposal and says Richardson is supportive in principle.

The proposed tournament would bring together the best female players in the world, to play with and against each other in six company-owned teams, over a 12-day event to be held in Singapore.

Martyn, who is in partnership with former Australia World Cup winner Lisa Sthalekar, says they have already found businesses willing to back the venture.

Martyn says Cricket Australia has given its backing to the project in principle.