Women’s IPL 2023 – Auction, Teams, Live Streaming

Good news for women cricket fans in India and worldwide as BCCI announced IPL 2023 for women. The teams’ bidding also happened; it was a massive auction. We will talk about the tournament schedule, the teams participating in it, the format, and everything that matters in this article. So keep reading till the end.

The Women’s Indian Premier League, which will replace the Women’s T20 Challenge, will begin this year in March.

The competition is being introduced due to the massive expansion of women’s cricket in the country and the tourney’s already increasing popularity and demand among young women in India. keep Checking WPL Predictions 2023 as well.we updated UP Warriorz Squad 2023 as well.

You will be excited to know how much money the franchises spent on this inaugural T20 tournament for women. So without any delay, let’s get right into it.

When is WIPL 2023 happening?

The first edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is expected to run from March 4 to March 24. The WPL timeframe must be crammed between the women’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in South Africa between February 10 to 26, and the beginning of the men’s IPL, which will be held in several of the same venues as WPL matches. The plan is to complete the WPL about a week before the men’s IPL to enable the pitches to recover. The championship’s timetable and schedule and the number of venues that will be used are all still work in progress.

All about the auction

The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, stated that the player bidding would certainly take place during the first week of February. In this section, you will read the tournament’s auction process details.

Who are the bidders for the first season?

By acquiring the tender paperwork, as many as 33 stakeholders and all 10 men’s IPL teams had initially shown interest. However, 17 organizations presented formal proposals on Monday, comprising seven men’s IPL teams. The companies who submitted their documents for bidding are as follows.

Serial Number Company interested
1 Mumbai Indians
2 Delhi Capitals
3 Kolkata Knight Riders
4 Punjab Kings
5 Rajasthan Royals
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad
7 Royal Challengers Bangalore
8 Adani Group
9 Capri Global
10 Haldi ram’s Group
11 Torrent Pharma
12 Apollo Pipes
13 Amrit Leela Enterprises
14 Shriram Group
15 Slingshot 369 Ventures Private Limited

Mithali to make a return?

Mithali Raj, India’s most renowned female cricketer, who resigned from international cricket the year before, is said to be considering herself accessible for the tournament after expressing a desire to return to cricket for the tournament.

How much money is spent on the auction?

The BCCI won $572.5 million on Wednesday when it revealed the victors of the bidding to own five franchises in the maiden Women’s Premier League Twenty20 competition in March. Now, this is a lot of money. And 3 out of five of these teams already have a presence in the IPL, which also shows their interest in this venture. Hopefully, we will see more franchises from IPL in the women’s version of the tournament in February.

This is the start of a change in women’s cricket, setting the stage for a transformational journey for female cricketers and the whole sports community.

Let’s see how much each franchise costs to the winners of the bidding wars.

Team Cost (Million dollars)
Ahmadabad 158
Mumbai 112
Bengaluru 110.4
Delhi 99.3
Lucknow 92.7

Possible teams?

You have already read about the 5 teams sold in the recent bidding wars. But there are 10 expected teams. But how can we say that? Interpreting it was easy because we knew that the buyers would compete for one of the 10 locations chosen by the BCCI as home grounds. Let’s see which are these chosen cities.

Home ground Stadium Capacity
Ahmadabad 112,560
Kolkata 65000
Chennai 50000
Bengaluru  42000
Delhi 55000
Dharamsala 20900
Guwahati 38650
Indore 26900
Lucknow 48800
Mumbai Wankhede (33108)
DY Patil (60000)
Brabourne (20000)

The teams in bold and italics have already been sold.

What will be the format of this tournament?

Five franchises will participate in a double round-robin competition. Then, there will be a playoff stage.

Didn’t get it? No worries. Let me explain it a bit more. The first campaign will feature 22 games, with each side playing one another twice each for 8 games per side. The top-ranked squad will advance straight to the final, whereas the 2nd and 3rd in the rankings will compete in an Eliminator to select the other finalist.

How are the squads set up?

The setting of the squads is exciting. Why? Because it gives a chance to players from associate ICC nations as well. Let me explain how.

There should be at least 18 members in a squad. Each franchise has a window to select 6 foreigners. They are allowed to play 5 players from outside India, and at least one of those players has to be from a nation that is not a full-time ICC member.

This is truly an unprecedented move from BCCI. It promotes women’s cricket and encourages players from the associated nations. This is what we expect from one of the giants of world cricket. the ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule PDF is also updated.

Who will Live Stream the WIPL 2023? – Broadcasting rights

The broadcast rights to the first tournament were purchased for 951 crores INR (US$117.5 million) by Indian broadcaster Viacom18, establishing this as one of the most lucrative T20 leagues in the world. The agreement is for 5 years, from 2023 to 2027, with games shown on Sports18 TV and streamed live on the JioCinema application.

Parting thoughts

So, this was all we had for the women’s IPL action. Please know that we are consistently updating these blogs, and any new information is added as soon as it is out in the open and confirmed. Above anything, we value authenticity and want to give our viewers authentic news. So, keep sharing our content because we want your love and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many teams are in women’s IPL 2023?

There are 10 teams expected in the maiden season of WIPL2023

On which date will WIPL 2023 start?

The tournament is expected to start on 4 March 2023

Is there IPL for women?

Yes, the tournament is set to start in March 2023

Who is the women’s legend in cricket?

This is a difficult question to answer. However, Mithali Raj is known to be one of the greats in women’s cricket. She is expected to play in WIPL as well.

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