Inaugural ‘Women’s Premier League’ bidding breaks record of men’s IPL 2008, whooping 4669.99 crore INR in total bid

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Wednesday took to Twitter to share that the inaugural women’s IPL bids overtook the bids from the men’s IPL franchises back in 2008 ahead of the first edition of the league.

Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WIPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid,” Shah wrote. 

BCCI confirmed the names of the five groups that have successfully acquired the franchises for the 2023 Women’s IPL.

“Adani 1289 Cr for Ahmedabad, MI 912 Cr (Mumbai), RCB 901 Cr (Bangalore), Capri Global 757 Cr (Lucknow), and JSW 810 Cr (Delhi).”

“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,” Jay Shah wrote. “The #WIPL would bring necessary reforms in women’s cricket and would ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits each and every stakeholders. 

The BCCI Secretary further confirmed that the BCCI had nomenclatured the league as Women’s Premier League.

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