In its inaugural season, the Women’s Premier League will host 20 league matches and two playoff games over the course of 23 days.
Following the conclusion of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Auction in Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023.
In its first season, five teams – Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz – splurged on some of the best players on the international and domestic circuits.
Smriti Mandhana of India was the top buy, selling for a whopping INR 3.40 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Harmanpreet Kaur, Team India’s captain, was sold to the Mumbai Indians for INR 1.80 crore, while the rest of the stars from India and around the world also made the cut in one of the five franchises.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the top foreign buys were Australia all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner and England all-rounder Natalie Sciver, who were sold to Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians for INR 3.20 crores, respectively. Shafali Verma, the ICC U19 T20 World Cup winning captain of India U19, was the top buy, sold to Delhi Capitals for INR 2 crore.
n its inaugural season, the Women’s Premier League will host 20 league matches and two playoff games over the course of 23 days.
The league will kick off on March 4th at the DY Patil Stadium with a showdown between the Gujarat Giants and the Mumbai Indians.