BCCI appoints female auctioneer for WPL

The inaugural Women’s Premier League WPL auction on Monday February 13 may not be an all-female affair but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opted for a female auctioneer. As per the WPL 2023 player auction rules, the five WPL franchises were notified, the BCCI said, auctioned on Monday Febuary by Malika Advani, Mumbai-based art collector consultant and partner in the firm Art India Consultants for modern and contemporary Indian art. Will monitor 13.
Hugh Edmeads, Richard Madley or Charu Sharma have conducted IPL auctions in the past or recently.
The BCCI has also informed the teams that at least 15 players are required for each of them and the minimum team expenditure should be Rs 9 crore. The entire purse is worth Rs 12 crore and each side is allowed to buy only six overseas players.
“The franchisees were reminded of the WPL squad rules with respect to minimum 15 and maximum 18 squad size, minimum squad expenditure INR 9 cr and maximum number of foreign players in the squad 6,” says BCCI’s communication She goes. ).
A total of 409 players will come under the purview of the auction, out of which 246 are Indian and 163 are foreign players, including eight players from associate countries. The players will be presented in sets based on specialization – marquee players, batsmen, all-rounders, wicket-keepers, fast bowlers, spin bowlers and emerging players.
The auction register has five different slabs of players’ base prices – INR 50 Lakh, INR 40 Lakh, INR 30 Lakh, INR 20 Lakh and INR 10 Lakh, with 24 players choosing to slot in the top bracket. Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine and Diandra Dottin are among the players with the highest base prices. 30 players have enrolled with INR 40 Lakh as their base price.
The bid increment will be as follows:
– Bid up to INR 1 Crore: Increment of INR 5 Lakh
– Bid from INR 1 Crore to INR 2 Crore: INR 10 Lakh increment
– Bid from Rs 2 crore to Rs 3 crore: Increase of Rs 20 lakh
– Bidding from INR 3 Crore: Increment at auctioneer’s discretion, but not less than INR 20 Lakh
BCCI is also giving strategy breaks every hour during the auction. Each break will be of 10 minutes duration to enable the franchises to review their strategy at regular intervals.
“After the conclusion of each set, at the discretion of the auctioneer there may be a short break to allow the franchisee time to re-evaluate strategy. The duration of each break will be announced by the auctioneer at the conclusion of the relevant set. A. Each break A warning bell will sound two minutes before the start of the players’ auction. The players’ auction will resume immediately after each break. It is estimated that these short breaks will be a minimum of 10 minutes in each hour of the players’ auction. Proceedings ,” says the BCCI note.
The auction will take place at Jasmine Hall, 1, JIO World Convention Center and will begin at 2.30 pm. The BCCI will conduct a pre-auction briefing for the franchises on Sunday (February 12) at 8 pm.