Women’s IPL teams announced, Adani buys Ahmedabad team
The teams for the Women’s IPL have been announced. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has tweeted that the official name of Women’s IPL has now been changed to Women’s Premier League (WPL). All the 5 teams of WPL have been auctioned, out of which BCCI has got Rs 4669.99 crore.
Sold five teams to BCCI for Rs 4669.99 crore
The first season of the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) is all set to begin soon. There will be five teams in the first season. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sold all these five teams making the board rich. BCCI has received Rs 4669.99 crore from five teams. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah has given this information by tweeting. She told in three consecutive tweets that the official name of the Women’s IPL has now been changed to the Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Ahmedabad team got the highest bid
The five teams that will enter the first season of the Women’s Premier League will be Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Delhi. They have been auctioned. In which the highest bid has been placed for the Ahmedabad team, which has been set up by the Adani Group. After this, Indiawin Sports has bought the Mumbai team at number two.
Who bought the five teams for how much?
1. Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, Rs. 1289 crores.
2. Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, 912.99 crores
3. Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, 901 crores
4. JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, 810 crores
5. Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow, 757 crores
Women’s Premier League may take place in March
The BCCI is yet to announce the schedule of the Women’s Premier League, but reports suggest that the tournament could be held from March 4 to 26 this year. Before this, players are going to be auctioned for women’s IPL as well. There is a possibility of 22 matches in the first season. All these matches can be played at Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The Wankhede Stadium will be kept fresh for the men’s IPL.
Players purse will increase every year
In the first season of the women’s IPL, the players will have Rs 12 crore in their pocket. It will gradually increase every year to reach Rs 18 crore after 5 years. In the second season, the players’ purse will increase from Rs 12 crore to Rs 13.5 crore. After this, it will be Rs 15 crore in the 2025 season. In the 2026 season, the purse of these players will increase to Rs 16.5 crore. When finally in the fifth year i.e. in 2027, this purse will increase to Rs 18 crore.
10 crore prize money
There is a possibility of 22 matches in the first season. All these matches can be played at Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The Wankhede Stadium will host the men’s IPL. The tournament is likely to be held from March 31 to April 1. BCCI recently sold the media rights of Women’s IPL to Viacom18 for Rs 950 crore.
Champion team will get Rs 6 crore
Rs 10 crore has been fixed as prize money for the players in the women’s IPL. While the champion team will get Rs 6 crore and the runner-up team will get Rs 3 crore. The third-placed team will be given Rs 1 crore.