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Top Indian and foreign players for one-off women's T20

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BCCI sanctioned women's T20 exhibition match ahead of the IPL play-off in on May 22 will feature top Indian and foreign players.

A total of 30 players, 20 Indians and 10 foreigners, will train at the Club of in ahead of the one-off game.

The teams will be called IPL XI and BCCI XI and the game will be broadcast live on Star from 2.30 pm local time.

The recently approved the initiative amid calls for a women's IPL, following the Indian team's final appearance in last year.

Like the IPL, seven Indians and four overseas players will make the playing eleven.

It has been learnt that all players will be paid match fees and a daily allowance while a business class return ticket will be provided to the overseas cricketers.

"This is another important step in the promotion of women's I am confident that this experiment will lead to a women's IPL in the near future," CoA member and former told

The BCCI has approached the boards from Australia, and England, and the names of the foreign players will be announced soon.

The Indian women's selection committee will name the players later this week.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:20 IST