The Indian Cricket Board will put out a call for bids for five teams, and the base price for each franchise has been set at Rs 400 crore, according to sources.
The BCCI is doing everything possible to make the debut season of the Women’s IPL, which is scheduled to take place in March 2023, a huge success. Sources now indicate that the Indian Cricket Board would put out a tender for five teams, with a basic price of Rs 400 crore for each franchise.
The cricket board will soon release a tender document for e-auction. The e-auction is open to all current IPL franchises as well.
The long-awaited Women’s IPL will now take place after the General Body of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approved the league on October 18 at the 91st Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.
The event will in fact go place, according to a statement made public by the board. “The General Body approved to conduct the Women’s Indian Premier League,” stated the release.
Twenty league games, with each side playing the other twice, will be played during the tournament. The teams that finish second and third will compete in the Eliminator, while the table toppers will advance through to the championship game. No more than five foreign cricketers from each squad may be included in the starting eleven.
“It has been informally decided to have five teams for the WIPL in order to have a well-balanced mix of native and international players and to have competitive teams. No team may have more than six foreign players, and each team may have a maximum of eighteen players “BCCI delivered a message to all state associations.
With the expansion of the sport in India and the nation’s status as runners-up at the 2020 T20 World Cup, calls for a women’s IPL have been increasingly vociferous. The Women’s Big Bash League began in Australia in 2016, after the Hundred debuted in the UK the previous year. For the upcoming season, Pakistan has also announced a women’s league.