The teams are Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and UP Warriors. The most expensive amount spent in the auction was for Indian player Smriti Mandana, who was acquired by Royal Challengers for Rs 3.40 crore. Although women’s cricket is not very popular in India, this time the Adani Group took advantage of the opportunity to acquire a franchise in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Adani Group spent 30 percent more than Mumbai Indians. the
It is hinted that WPL will start a new revolution in women’s cricket. the
Royal Challengers Sports is the third highest bidder. 901 crore was spent for Bengaluru. JSW GMR Cricket bid Rs 810 crore for Delhi and Capri Global Holdings bid Rs 757 crore for Lucknow.
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BCCI’s plan to start a women’s T20 league on the lines of the IPL has received great response ever since. Top corporate houses have shown interest in acquiring five teams. The BCCI received around Rs 5,000 crore after the auction was completed.The record amount of the men’s IPL in 2008 was also broken by the high auction amount for the WPL teams.