WIPL team auction today, 17 bidders for 5 women’s franchise in Mumbai, all you need to know
The first-ever Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) team auction is set to take place in Mumbai on Wednesday (January 25) afternoon. A total of 17 bidders are in the battle to own five women’s IPL franchises ahead of the inaugural edition in March 2023.
Seven of those 17 bidders are companies that own men’s IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals – as only these teams have an audited net worth of Rs. More than. 1,000 crore by March 31, 2022.
The other three men’s IPL franchises, including MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2022 champions Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, opted not to enter the bidding process though they had bought the tender document.
Top business entities that will be part of the financial bids include Adani Group, Capri Global, Haldiram Group, Torrent Pharma, Apollo Pipes, Amrit Leela Enterprises, Shriram Group and Slingshot 369 Ventures Pvt Ltd.
BCCI has listed a total of 10 Indian cities and venues in the tender document, which allows a party to bid for more than one city. No base price has been set, and bids will be accepted for a ten-year period – 2023 to 2032.
Today is the day every Indian women cricketer will remember. #WIPL is finally taking shape. @BCCI, @JayShah and everyone involved deserve huge appreciation. With this global platform provided, women’s cricket will go to the next level. Come on girls, it’s all yours for the taking! — smriti mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) January 16, 2023
The 10 cities and venues selected are Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium, capacity 112,560), Kolkata (Eden Gardens, 65,000), Chennai (MA Chidambaram Stadium, 50,000), Bengaluru (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, 42,000), Delhi (Arun Jaitley Stadium, 55,000) ) Are included. ), Dharamsala (HPCA Stadium, 20,900), Guwahati (Barsapara Stadium, 38,650), Indore (Holkar Stadium, 26,900), Lucknow (AB Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, 48,800) and Mumbai (Wankhede/DY Patil/Brabourne Stadium).
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An auction amount of Rs 12 crore will be available to each franchise to build their team for the first season. The Cricket Board of India has not yet formally announced the date of the auction but it is expected to take place in the first week of February.
In the bid document, the BCCI has mentioned that the squad size should be between 15 to 18. A total of seven foreign players will be allowed in each team, including players from associate countries. As far as the playing XI is concerned, there is a cap of five overseas players, including a player from an Associate country.
The inaugural season of the Women’s IPL is likely to be played from March 5 to March 23 and will be hosted entirely in Mumbai.