Adani highest bidder amongst ₹4,669.99 cr worth bids in WPL


The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League is coming to a close and the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed on Wednesday that the board will get Rs. 4,669.99 crore for the teams’ bid. Shah called it the start of a revolution in women’s cricket, as the bid for the inaugural Women’s Premier League was higher than the inaugural men’s IPL in 2008.

According to BCCI, Adani Sportsline has emerged as the highest bidder for Ahmedabad. 1,289 crores. Indiawin Sports was next with 912.99 crores for Mumbai while Bangalore was bought by Royal Challengers Sports 901 crores. jsw gmr cricket bid 810 crores for Delhi while Lucknow went to Capri Global Holdings 757 crores.

Shah said that the Women’s Premier League will bring about the necessary change in the game of cricket for women and ensure a comprehensive ecosystem that benefits each other.

“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bid for the teams of the inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we have raised Rs 4669.99 crore in total bidding,” Jay Shah said in the tweet.

“This marks the beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey not only for our women cricketers but for the entire sporting fraternity. #WPL will bring much-needed reforms in women’s cricket & ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits every stakeholder,” said the secretary.

The secretary also said that the league will be named Women’s Premier League (WPL).

Jay Shah had earlier informed from his Twitter handle that Viacom18 has successfully acquired the media rights of WPL. Viacom has committed Shah said, 951 crores i.e. Rs 7.09 crores per match value for the next 5 years (2023-27).

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