The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced today that the four-team women's IPL would take place in the United Arab Emirates with the player's camp and tournament taking place at the same time as the WBBL.

The official announcement to schedule the T20 IPL women's event from the 1-10 of November, simultaneously to the WBBL's already announced competition to be held from the 17th of October to the 29th of November, has drawn heavy criticism:

Part of the BCCI's reasoning for the intentional overlap was to adjust the women's IPL to occur at the tail end of this year's men's IPL, scheduled from September 19 to November 10.  

Several Indian players were expected to participate in WBBL|06 including T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Smriit Mandhana.  The WBBL is in the process of signing players for the upcoming competition.  

This overlap may impede the ability of both leagues to draw foreign talent, something Australian international Alyssa Healy pointed out on social media: 

India's women's team captain Mithali Raj, however, disagreed with the general sentiment, describing the plan as a good move: