Women’s IPL 2024 – WPL Auction, Teams, Live Streaming

Good news for women cricket fans in India and worldwide as BCCI announced IPL 2024 for women. The teams’ bidding also happened; it was a massive auction. In this article, we will discuss the tournament schedule, the teams participating, the format, and everything that matters. So keep reading till the end.

Firstly, the auction will be held on 9 December 2023, and about 165 players have registered for the auction. This is a massive development.

Meanwhile, IPL 2024 Schedule is also updated.

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

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 as well. we updated UP Warriorz Squad 2024 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 2024 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, schedule, and the number of venues that will be used are still works in progress.

All about the auction

The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, stated that the player bidding would certainly take place on 9 December 2023. In this section, you will read the tournament’s auction process details.

WPL 2024 Auction players list

Base Price (Rs)Players
10 lakhRiddhima Aggarwal, Jasia Akhter, Vrinda Dinesh, G Divya, Arushi Goel, Drishya IV, Trisha Poojitha, Simran Shaikh, Sarah Bryce, Uma Chetry, Aparna Mondal, Theertha Sathish, Raghvi Bishth, Nishu Choudhary, Hurley Gala, Kashvee Gautham, Poonam Khemnar, Gautami Naik, Parushi Prabhakar, S Sajana, Saima Thakur, G Trisha, Haorungbam Chanu, Komalpreet Kour, Tara Norris, Rekha Singh, Komal Zanzad, Amisha Bahukhandi, Priya Mishra. Parunika Sisodia, Sonam Yadav, Sunanda Yetrekar, Pranavi Chandra, Dhara Gujjar, Amrita Joseph, Shwetha Mane, Aaradhana Bisht, Kathryn Bryce, Darcey Carter, Zeal Dmello, Tess Flintoff, Suman Gulia, Mannat Kashyap, Ashwani Kumar, Suman Meena, Kesha Patel, Pragya Rawat, Shanu Sen, Riya Chaudhari, Shipra Giri, Vinavi Gurav, Muskan Malik, Nicola Hancock, Millicent Illingworth, Georgia Prestwidge, Durgesh Nandani Sahu, Sophie Day, Rameshwari Gayakwad, Fatima Jaffer, Keerthy James, Katie Levick, Vaishnavi Mahesh, Prakashika Naik, Sahana Pawar. Thipatcha Putthawong, K Ramyashri, Nida Rahman, Karri Sai Poojitha, Nisha Saini, Maya Sonawane, Sundaresan Anusha, Keerthana Balakrishnan, Medhava Bidhuri, Neelam Bisht, Renuka Chaudhari, Jahnvi Kate, Esha Oza, Prema Rawat, Sayali Satghare, Heather Siegers, Isani Vaghela, Priti Yadav, Georgia Adams, Najla CMC, Archana Devi, Manpreet Kaur, Falak Naz, Paige Scholfield, Anushka Sharma, Muskan Vasava, Mithila Vinod, Courtney Webb, Iris Zwilling, Bhavna Goplani, Mariko Hill, Devika K, Priyanka Koushal, Babita Meena, Fritha Morris, Tarannum Pathan, Robin Rijke, Shubha Satheesh, Neetu Singh, Tanisha Singh
20 lakhShivali Shinde, Aditi Chauhan, Natthakan Chantham, Sterre Kalis
30 lakhMaia Bouchier, Bharthi Fulmani, Veda Krishnamurthy, Pheobe Litfield, Mona Meshram, Priya Punia, Punam Raut, Naomi Stalenberg, Dani Wyatt, Chamari Athapaththu, Nadine de Klerk, Danielle Gibson, S Meghana, Meghna Singh, Devika Vaidya, Tammy Beaumont, Bess Heath, Nuzat Parween, Sushma Verma, Simran Bahadur, Shamila Connell, Kate Cross, Lea Tahuhu, Ekta Bisht, Preeti Bose, Alana King, Inoka Ranaweera, Gouher Sultana, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Aaliyah Alleyne, Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Prathysha Challuru, Alice Davidson Richards, Chinelle Henry, Mansi Joshi, Arlene Kelly, Sophie Molineux, Monica Patel, Anuja Patil, Orla Prendergast, Swagatika Rath, Marufa Akter, Lauren Cheatle, Hannah Rowe, Soni Yadav, Kirstoe Gordon, Fran Jonas, Rabeya Khan, Lindsey Smith
40 lakhAnnabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Amy Jones, Shabnim Ismail
50 lakhDeandra Dottin, Kim Garth

Who are the bidders for the 2nd season?

All the previous teams are going to bid for the players this time. This is going to be an exciting season. Let’s have a look at the remaining budget situation after player retentions and whatnot.

TeamNo. of PlayersNo. of Overseas PlayersTotal Money Spent (in crores)
Delhi Capitals15511.25
Gujarat Giants837.55
Mumbai Indians13511.4
Royal Challengers Bangalore11310.15
UP Warriorz1359.5
TeamPurse Remaining (in crores)Available SlotsOverseas Slots
Delhi Capitals2.2531
Gujarat Giants5.95103
Mumbai Indians2.151
Royal Challengers Bangalore3.3573
UP Warriorz451

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 2024?

There are 10 teams expected in the maiden season of WIPL

On which date will WIPL 2024 start?

The tournament is expected to start on 4 March 2024

Is there IPL for women?

Yes, the tournament is set to start in March 2024

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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