The bids submitted by the teams for the first Women’s Premier League brought in a staggering amount of Rs 4670 crore for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). On Wednesday, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah posted information on Twitter regarding the details of the overall bidding price.
The BCCI has given the competition the moniker Women’s Premier League, according to Jay Shah. Additionally, he noted that the overall proceeds from the auction exceeded the sum obtained from the clubs’ 2008 bids for the first season of the men’s IPL.
For a staggering Rs 1289 crore, Adani Sportsline Pvt Ltd won the auction for the Ahmedabad franchise. Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, a company owned by the owners of the Mumbai Indians, purchased the Mumbai franchise for Rs 912.99 crore.
According to a tweet from the BCCI, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, the organisation that runs the Royal Challengers Bangalore, purchased the Bengaluru franchise for Rs 901 crore. The Lucknow franchise was purchased by Capri Global Holding Pvt Ltd for Rs 757 crore, while the Delhi franchise was obtained by JSW GMR Cricket Pvt Ltd, the owners of Delhi Capitals, with a bid of Rs 810 crore.
Various twitter reactions are coming after the bidding and auction.
Seems like Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd didn't want to take any risk and submit the highest bid, which even BCCI didn't dream of. Congratulations @BCCI @BCCIWomen this day will be a game changer in women's cricket history. #WomensIPL https://t.co/iEApDbGXBf
— Nitesh Yadav (@SFGPrediction) January 25, 2023
The Mumbai franchise was won by Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, which is owned by Mumbai Indians owners, for Rs 912.99 crore.
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) January 25, 2023
This is the start of a revolution in women’s cricket, and it lays the way for a revolutionary path for all athletes going forward. The WPL will guarantee an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders and bring about the essential reforms in women’s cricket.