The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced five owners of franchises for the inaugural Women’s Premier League on Wednesday, 25 January. Honoroury secretary of the cricket board took to Twitter to express his joy and said that it was a historic day for women’s cricket in India.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 15:51 IST

The BCCI announced the owners of the 5 franchises of the Women’s Premier League

By India Today Web Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the owners of the franchises for first ever women’s franchise league of the country on Wednesday, January 25. Adani Group, RCB, Indiawin Sports, JSW and Capri Global were the five companies to take over franchises from 5 cities, for a combined total of Rs 3669.99 crores.

Honourary secretary of the BCCI – Jay Shah took to Twitter to express his joy and said that it was a landmark day for the country and women’s cricket. Shah wrote that it was a historic day for women’s cricket and that it maks the beginning of a revolution.

“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid. This marks the beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey ahead not only for our women cricketers but for the entire sports fraternity,” Shah wrote.

“The #WPL would bring necessary reforms in women’s cricket and would ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits each and every stakeholder,” Shah further added.

The secretary concluded his tweet by saying that the board decided to name the league as Women’s Premier League. Earlier it was thought that the BCCI would name it as WIPL.

“The BCCI has named the league – Women’s Premier League (WPL). Let the journey begin,” Shah concluded.

The Women’s Premier League is expected to be played in the month of March right before the Indian Premier League begins for the 2023 season.



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