5 Jun 2014

England want no part of women's T20 league

6:40 am on 5 June 2014

England, one of the world's leading nations for women's cricket, has again insisted it has no plans to support a female equivalent of the Indian Premier League for men.

An Australian businessman, Shaun Martyn is proposing to launch a Women's International Cricket League, with the aim of attracting the world's best players, just as the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League does in the men's game.

The proposed tournament could see players earn the best part of 50-thousand dollars in 12 days, huge money in the women's game, although the concept has yet to be endorsed by a major national governing body or the International CXricket Council.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has put is faith in the new ICC International Women's Championship, a one-day tournament which will lead to qualification for the 2017 World Cup.