Women’s Premier League: 5 Reasons why inaugural edition of marquee event will be successfully held in Mumbai


Women’s Premier League 2023 has already proven to be very special on a number of occasions, and BCCI made history by awarding media rights to Viacom 18 for a staggering INR 951 crores.

Also, five different franchises totalling a whopping INR 4669 crore were given.

Several Indian and foreign players were selected for hefty bids in the recently concluded auctions, including Smriti Mandhana, who was selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a sizable sum of INR 3.40 crore.

Players from outside, such as Ash Gardner and Ellyse Perry, have been chosen for yet another high sum of 3.20 crore. Here in this article, Let’s explore 5 Reasons why the marquee event will be successfully held in Mumbai one by one in the below format:

  1. The WPL has been elevated by the traditional selection of five unique franchises, and the tournament will now be held in Mumbai because of the league’s strong fan base there.

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2. Another factor that has given the cricket board confidence is how well-attended the recent T20I series between India and Australia that was played in Mumbai.

3. Since the BCCI’s headquarters are in Mumbai, it will be simple for them logistically to change sites for the WPL’s first season.

4. For the first Marquee event, two stadiums—Brabourne Stadium and Cricket Club of India—have been selected which already enjoys massive viewership.

5. The 22-day WPL main tournament, which will include a match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians, will begin on March 4th, 2023 and being home team playing in home backyard it will be treat for ardent cricket fans.

The championship game will be place at Mumbai’s Bradbourne Stadium on March 26, 2023.

There will be 22 games amongst the five teams in the tournament for the covered crown.