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‘Let the journey begin’: BCCI garners Rs 4669.99 crore for sale of 5 Women’s Premier League teams | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 5 groups within the inaugural Women’s Premier League have been offered for a mixed worth of a whopping Rs 4669.99 crore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced on Wednesday.
Adani Sportsline, the sports activities arm of Adani Group splurged Rs 1289 crore to purchase the costliest staff of the Women’s Premier League.
The group purchased the Ahmedabad franchise whereas IPL staff house owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals profitable bid Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively for the opposite three franchises to enter the WPL.
The Lucknow franchise went to Capri Global Holdings for Rs 757 crore.

Earlier this month, the BCCI offered the media rights to Viacom18 for Rs 951 crore, getting a Rs 7.09 crore per match worth for 5 years.
“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 start of a revolution in girls’s cricket and paves the way in which for a transformative journey forward not just for our girls cricketers however for your entire sports activities fraternity. The #WPL would deliver needed reforms in girls’s cricket and would guarantee an all-encompassing ecosystem that advantages each stakeholder.
“The BCCI has named the league – Women’s Premier League (WPL). Let the journey begin….,” stated BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
The eight franchisees within the males’s IPL have been offered for USD 723.59 million earlier than the maiden version in 2008.
The WPL participant public sale will happen subsequent month with the primary version to be performed in March.
The BCCI on Monday had cleared 17 technical bids for the closed door bidding that was held in a 5 star lodge right here on Wednesday.
As many as seven IPL franchisees have been within the race and those to overlook out have been Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Among the outsides, multinational sweets and snacks firm Haldiram’s too had submitted its bid on Monday. The BCCI had not set any base worth for the sale of groups.
A complete of twenty-two video games shall be performed within the inaugural season with the top-ranked staff within the league stage qualifying straight for the ultimate. The second and third positioned groups will battle out for a spot within the title conflict.
Each staff could have a handbag of Rs 12 crore on the gamers’ public sale subsequent month and might want to purchase a minimal of 15 gamers and most of 18. Up to 5 abroad gamers, together with one from affiliate, shall be allowed within the taking part in eleven.
“India’s women cricketers have always made the nation proud in the global sporting arena โ€“ be it the World Cup, Asian Cup or the recent Commonwealth Games!
“This new Women’s League will as soon as once more shine a world highlight on the expertise, energy, and potential of our ladies. I’m positive our Women’s MI staff will take the Mumbai Indians model of fearless and entertaining cricket to a brand new degree altogether,” said Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani.
Mumbai Indians also have their presence in the ongoing ILT20 in UAE and SA20 in South Africa.
The Diageo-owned RCB franchise said it was patiently waiting to become part of women’s cricket.
“At the core of Diageo, is the worth of gender inclusivity that embraces range within the broadest potential sense and this enterprise champions us to welcome and rejoice girls’s cricket for who they’re and the worth they create within the journey of this sport, Cricket.
“Therefore, it is a fitting asset in the right direction for Diageo India owned franchise.
“We held again all our investments in abroad groups to personal a staff that aligns with this philosophy and core worth, and it provides us immense pleasure to have marked this accomplishment positively,” said RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra in a statement.
(With inputs from PTI)

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