The bidding for the inaugural Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) has broken records, surpassing the total bid of the inaugural men’s IPL in 2008. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that the total bid for the five teams in the Women’s IPL was ₹4,669.99 crore.
“This marks the beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket,” Shah said during the announcement. He also revealed that the Women’s IPL will be officially called the Women’s Premier League (WPL).
The women’s IPL will feature the same format as the men’s IPL, with teams competing in a round-robin tournament followed by playoffs and a final. The league is expected to feature some of the top female cricketers from around the world, and will be a major boost for the development and promotion of women’s cricket in India.
The record-breaking total bid for the Women’s IPL shows the growing interest and investment in women’s cricket. This is a positive step towards the recognition and equal opportunities for female athletes and it is also a demonstration of the increasing popularity of women’s sports.
This new development is expected to generate more opportunities for female cricketers and also to bring more fans and spectators to the sport. It will also help to improve the standard of women’s cricket and make it more competitive.
The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to be a milestone for women’s sports in India and the entire world, it will be the first-ever women’s league of its kind, and it’s a huge step forward for the development and promotion of women’s cricket in the country.
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