Women's Premier League teams broke all records of IPL 2008, know complete information related to WPL 2023

Womens Premier League teams broke all records of IPL 2008, know complete information related to WPL 2023

Women Premier League Franchise Auction: The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) fetched Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of five teams of the first Women's Premier League (WPL), while Adani Sportsline spent the maximum Rs 1289 crore for the Ahmedabad team. Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) made successful bids for Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore. Capri Global Holdings bought the Lucknow team for Rs 757 crore.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted, "Today is a historic day in cricket. The bidding for the teams of the first women's premier league broke the records of the first men's IPL 2008. Congratulations to the winners, a total bid of Rs 4669.99 crore was received.

Earlier, the BCCI had sold the media rights of the league to Viacom 18 for Rs 951 crore, which would fetch Rs 7 crore nine lakh per match for five years.

In the year 2021, when the bidding for the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises took place, the Adani group, which failed to buy the IPL team, officially entered Indian cricket by buying the women's team of WPL.

Many people were already calling the league the women's IPL but the BCCI secretary revealed the name on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, Shah said, "The BCCI has named the league as the Women's Premier League (WPL). Let's start the journey."

"This marks the beginning of a revolution in women's cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey not only for our women cricketers but for the entire sporting fraternity," she added.

Seven IPL franchises were in the race to buy the team, out of which Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad failed.

Haldiram, a multinational company that makes sweets and snacks, also submitted a bid on Monday. The BCCI did not fix any base price for the sale of the teams. A total of 22 matches will be played in the inaugural season, in which the top team in the league stage will directly qualify for the final. The second and third place teams will compete for a place in the title match.

In the auction of players to be held next month, each team will have Rs 12 crore and will have to buy at least 15 players and a maximum of 18 players. Up to five foreign players including one associate player will be allowed to be included in the playing XI.

(ASHNA)

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