Former India cricketer Mithali Raj said that she did not expect anything less than the bidding valuation for the Women’ Premier League. The combined valuation bid is INR 4669.99 Cr.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 23:45 IST

Mithali Raj hailed the Women’s Premier League bids. (AFP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Mithali Raj hailed the “record-breaking” bid for the inaugural Women’s Premier League and said that she did not expect anything less than it.

The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Wednesday announced the combined bid valuation worth INR 4669.99 Cr for the five-team tournament. Five companies won the bidding to own teams in the Women’s Premier League. Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd, Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd will form women’s teams.

“A record-breaking start for the inaugural Women’s Premier League and expected nothing less! It will truly revolutionize women’s cricket as we know it. Exciting times ahead BCCI, BCCI Women, and Jay Shah Sir,” Mithali wrote.

Out of the five, three already have teams – Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore – in the Indian Premier League. The BCCI Secretary stated that the bids for the Women’s Premier League broke the record of the inaugural IPL in 2008.

Meanwhile, former India cricketer Jhulan Goswami welcomed the bids, saying: “Today marks a historic day for Women’s cricket as the Women’s Indian Premier League (WPL) becomes a reality. The BCCI, Jay Shah, & all those involved should be commended for their efforts in creating this platform for women’s cricket to flourish.”

The five companies who successfully won the bids are:

Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd (Ahemdabad) – INR 1289 cr
Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd (Mumbai) – INR 912.99 cr
Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd (Bengaluru) – INR 901 cr
JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd (Delhi) – INR 810 cr
Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd (Lucknow) – INR 757 cr



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