BCCI has so far only officially disclosed media rights. At the same time the tenders for the teams were also completed. Many franchises in the men’s IPL have also shown interest in this league.
Over the past few years, fans, veterans and women players have been demanding the BCCI to organize a women’s T20 league just like the men’s. Women’s T20 Challenge has started. But, it is not IPL level. BCCI finally announced last year that the first season of Women’s IPL will be held in 2023. BCCI has started preparations for it from January 1 this year.
BCCI has so far only officially disclosed media rights. At the same time the tenders for the teams were also completed. Many franchises in the men’s IPL have also shown interest in this league. There are also many updates regarding the league dates.
Women’s IPL in March
The Women’s IPL will be held after the Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in February. It is said that 22 matches will be played with six teams in the first season. The league starts in March. But its final will be held before the men’s IPL. It seems that all the matches in the first season can be held in Mumbai.
Viacom, which owns the media rights, 18 media..
BCCI has already announced that Viacom 18 has bought the media rights of the Women’s IPL. The highest bid of Rs.951 crore was made in five years. Sony and Disney Hotstar also bid for the media rights. The auction for the T20 league was held at the Cricket Board headquarters in Mumbai.
Players auction in February
According to a Cricbuzz report, the player auction for the tournament will be held in February. BCCI has set a deadline of January 26 till 5 pm for registration of names. For a capped player Rs. 50 lakhs, Rs. 40 lakhs, Rs. 30 lakhs in three price categories. At the same time uncapped players will get Rs. 20 lakhs, Rs. 10 lakh price categories have been placed. However, instead of Women’s IPL, it says Women’s T20 League. There are speculations that the league is likely to get a name due to this.
League prize money..
Some media reports said that the prize money of the first season of women’s IPL will be Rs.12 crores. At the same time, the runner-up received Rs. 3 crores is likely to be given. The third placed team will get Rs. Crores will be given. However, BCCI has not made any official statement on this.
30 companies in the auction.
The auction for the teams is to be held by the end of this month. More than 30 companies have bought bid documents for five crore rupees to buy the teams. These include 10 companies that own men’s IPL teams. Adani Group, Torrent Group, Haldiram Prabhuji, Capri Global, Kotak and Aditya Birla Group have also shown interest in buying the teams. These include companies that failed to buy two new men’s IPL teams in 2021. Among the IPL teams, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders may show more interest in buying the team.