The first Women’s Premier League, or women’s IPL, will be staged in Mumbai this year from March 4 to March 26. This is a big step forward for women’s cricket in India.
On Monday, February 13, Mumbai will host the player auction for the related event.
TimesofIndia.com examines all the significant facts of the Women’s Premier League before the major auction:
What: Opening Auction for the Women’s Premier League
Where: Mumbai’s Jio World Convention Center
When: February 13 starting at 2:30 PM
Where to look for: Visit timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports to view all updates, live commentary, player purchases, and real-time team construction.
There are five teams.
Total Bidding 12 crores ($30 million) per squad
how many players a team may purchase15–18, including 7 players from abroad
The maximum number of foreign players per team and every game is five, with at least one player from an Associate Nation.
1525 participants signed up overall to participate in the auction.
409 total players are scheduled to be auctioned off.
246 Indian participants in all participated in the auction.
There are 163 international players in all.
8 players are from Associate Nations.
Total number of players with caps: 202
199 players are uncapped overall.
90 spaces are the most that may be filled by all 5 teams.
30 places maximum are allocated for foreign players.
Maximum: Rs. 50 lakh 24 players in this category
Important Indian athletes in the highest base price group of Rs. 50 lakh: Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and
players from abroad in toppricing range starting at Rs. 50 lakh: Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine, Deandra Dottin, and 12 more important foreign athletes are priced at at least Rs 50 lakh.
Rs. 40 lakh is the second basic pricing category (30)
Rs. 30 lakh is the third basic pricing category.
Base price: between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh for uncapped players.
Channels to watch include Viacom 18 and Sports 18.
Where to view live streaming content: App JioCinema
Teams in the Women’s Premier League: Mumbai Indians Owner: Reliance Industries; City: Mumbai; Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards
Queen’s Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru; Diageo Delhi Capitals as the owner ——- Delhi; JSW Group-GMR Group as the owner; Jonathan Batty as the head coach
Gandhi Giants Ahmedabad; Adani Group as the owner; Rachel Haynes as the head coach
total matches played in22 stadiums in the WPL in 2023: Brabourne and DY Patil
Jhulan Goswami has joined the Mumbai Indians WPL squad as a bowling coach and mentor. As a mentor, Mithali Raj has joined the Gujarat Giants WPL squad. During the first five years of the league, 80% of the earnings earned would be split among the teams.