Women's Premier League:聽The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the winners of the bid for the Women's Premier League. The Indian Board made the announcement on social media as five cities set to be featured in the first edition of the WPL league were also revealed.聽
"BCCI announces successful bidders for Women's Premier League. The combined bid valuation is INR 4669.99 Cr. A look at the Five franchises with ownership rights for WPL," BCCI wrote on Twitter. The five successful bidders are Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd, Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
BCCI will earn 4669.99 Cr from the sale of the five teams. Notably, the price for purchasing each franchise and the five cities revealed for the Women's League are:
- Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd- Ahmedabad- 1289 crores
- Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd- Mumbai- 912.99 crores
- Royal Challengers Sports- Bengaluru- 901 crores
- JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd- Delhi- 810 crores
- Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd- Lucknow- 757 crores
Women's League named as Women's Premier League
Notably, the Women's League has been named as Women's Premier League. BCCI secretary Jay Shah shared the announcement. "The BCCI has named the league - Women's Premier League (WPL). Let the journey begin," he wrote.
These IPL franchise owners won bids for Women's league
Notably, several IPL team owners have also bought the Women's league teams. Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, part of Reliance Group that owns the IPL team Mumbai Indians, bought the Mumbai franchise in WPL. JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd, which owns Delhi Capitals, have purchased the Delhi franchise. Whereas, the Royal Challengers group, which owns Royal Challengers Banglore, bought the Bengaluru franchise.
The names of the teams shall be announced later. Women's Premier League, which is set to take Women's cricket to greater heights will likely begin in March 2023.聽