Bidding for Women’s Premier League will be held today
League matches will be held between 5 teams from March 4
New Delhi. The auction for the first season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023) is going to happen shortly. The league will start from March 4. The final of the tournament will be played on 26 March. Like the first season of IPL, there will be no marquee players in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction, that is, the franchisees will also bid for those players, whom they want to be the captain of the team.
Former Team India opener Aakash Chopra has named the players who can lead 5 teams in the league. Akash Chopra tweeted and wrote, the day of the women’s IPL auction has arrived. Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma are strong contenders to become the captain. 2 foreign players can be captain. Ellyse Perry can also become the captain of any one team. Akash Chopra has expressed the possibility of Australia’s Gardner, England’s all-rounder Sciever and West Indies’ Hayley Mathews for the fifth captain.
There will be 12 crores in the purse of the franchisee.
5 teams will take the field in the Women’s Premier League. Of these, 3 teams are from IPL only. Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. These teams will be known by this name in the Women’s Premier League. At the same time, the team name of Ahmedabad is Gujarat Giants and UP Warriors of Lucknow.
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In the auction, all the franchisees will have Rs 12-12 crore in their purse. Out of this, it is mandatory to spend Rs 9 crore. In the auction, the base price of 24 players has been kept at Rs 50 lakh, in which 8 players from India are included. At the same time, the base price of 24 players is Rs 30 lakh.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 13, 2023, 13:33 IST