The first-ever Women’s Premier League (WPL) will begin on March 4 and run through March 26. The competition will be held at the Brabourne and DY Patil stadiums. According to reports, the first match will be played between Gujarat Giants and a franchise owned by Mumbai Indians (MI).
On Monday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman, Arun Dhumal made the statement to a media organization. He also stated that the player auction will be held on February 13 in Mumbai.
According to reports, approximately 1,500 players have enrolled for the upcoming competition. The final list will be made available later this week.
Each team will be given a budget of INR 12 crore, which will be used to purchase a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 18 players at the auction. The starting eleven can include up to five foreign players, one of whom must be from an associate member country.
The WPL will feature a total of 22 games. The top-ranked team will automatically advance to the finals. According to reports, the third and second-ranked teams will compete for a spot in the title match.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) collected INR 4670 crore in the WPL team auction on January 25, a higher sum than the first-ever edition of the men’s IPL in 2008. The bids were won by Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd, IndiaWin Sports, Royal Challengers, JSW-GMR cricket, and Capri Global.
On January 16, the BCCI granted the Indian media broadcasting baron, Viacom18, the media rights of the competition for INR 951 crore for the 2023-2027 cycle.