WIPL teams announced: Ahmedabad team sold for the highest price to Adani; MI, DC, RCB win bids

The five teams for the inaugural edition of the Women’s Indian Premier League were announced on Wednesday by the BCCI.

Women’s IPL will have five franchises in inaugural season. Sportzpics

The auction for five women’s IPL teams were concluded in Mumbai on Wednesday with owners of men’s IPL teams Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore as well as Adani Group and Capri Global, the owners of Sharjah Warriors in ILT20, winning the bids.

The BCCI earned a total of Rs 4669.99 crore from the auction of women’s IPL teams.

BCCI general secretary Jay Shah while making the announcement on Twitter also shared that the board has decided to name the league Women’s Premier League (WPL).

“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 beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey ahead not only for our women cricketers but for the entire sports fraternity. The #WPL would bring necessary reforms in women’s cricket and would ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits each and every stakeholder,” he tweeted.

“The @BCCI has named the league – Women’s Premier League (WPL). Let the journey begin….”

The bids:

Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd – Rs 1289 crore (Ahmedabad)

Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd (MI) – Rs 912.99 crore (Mumbai)

Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd (RCB) – Rs 901 crore (Bengaluru)

JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd (DC) – Rs 810 crore (Delhi)

Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd – Rs 757 crore (Lucknow)

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