Women’s Premier League auctions of five teams fetch BCCI Rs 4669.99 cr

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the successful completion of bids for the teams for the inaugural Women’s Premier League. Bids were up for a total of five teams, and as tweeted by Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, the cricket body garnered Rs 4669.99 crore in total bids for season 2023-27.

Incidentally, the bid amount is higher than what the inaugural Men’s IPL franchises bids had garnered in 2008.

Shah tweeted, “Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men's IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs 4669.99 crore in total bid.”

He further stated, “This marks the beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey ahead not only for our women cricketers, but for the entire sports fraternity. The #WPL would bring necessary reforms in women's cricket and would ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits each and every stakeholder.”

He also informed that the BCCI has named the league ‘Women’s Premier League (WPL)’.

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Earlier this month, Viacom18 Media emerged the successful bidder for Women’s Premier League, acquiring the media rights for WIPL seasons 2023 to 2027 for a cumulative figure of Rs 951 crore (that is, Rs 7.09 crore per match).

Following are the successful bidders of the WPL teams and the bid amounts:



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