The Women’s Premier League will be one of the largest franchise leagues in the history of women’s cricket, and the BCCI is making every effort to keep the environment around the tournament positive.
The WPL auction will be held on February 13th, and a female auctioneer will be the major draw for the first time ever. A number of individuals, including Hugh Edmeades, Richard Madley, and Charu Sharma, have presided over IPL auctions in the past.
According to the most recent sources, Mumbai-based art collector consultant Malika Advani will manage the WPL auction, which will take place on Monday.
As the five participating clubs aim to put together the strongest roster in an effort to win the tournament’s first season, the WPL Auction is predicted to draw sizable spectators since some of the greatest names in the game will be placed up for auction.
According to the set criteria, each side must recruit a minimum of 15 players to their squads and a maximum of 6 foreign players. Out of the entire budget of INR 12 crores that the franchises are permitted to spend, the teams must spend a minimum of INR 9 crores on player acquisition.
The auction will have 409 competitors, with Indian players possibly garnering the most interest. At the completion of the tournament, which is anticipated to start on March 3 and finish on March 26, the first-ever WPL champion will be announced.