The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has awarded the title sponsorship rights of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) seasons 2023-2027 to TATA Group.
As per BCCI, the TATA Group, who additionally holds the title rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will probably be selling its two flagship manufacturers: TATA Capital and TATA Motors throughout the 2023-2027 time interval.
“We are really happy and excited to have TATA Group as the title sponsor for the WPL. We feel this is one of the most significant developments which will further boost the popularity of women’s cricket.”
The Indian ladies’s crew has left no stone unturned to make the nation proud and WPL is a step to point out the upswing of girls’s cricket in India. The event marks a brand new chapter within the historical past of girls’s cricket in India and I’m certain that it’s going to set a brand new benchmark within the occasions to come; encouraging the Indian in addition to the world cricketers to take up and pursue the game,” stated Roger Binny, President, BCCI, in an official assertion on Wednesday.
The inaugural version of the WPL is seen as the start of a brand new period in ladies’s cricket in India. Some of the brightest Indian stars similar to captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma — captain of India’s U19 Women’s T20 World Cup-winning crew, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh taking part in in similar groups as world cricketing stars similar to Alyssa Healy, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone and Sophie Devine amongst others.
“Women’s cricket is achieving new heights with every passing day and having TATA Group on board as the Title Sponsor for the Women’s Premier League is a testament of the growing stature of women’s cricket in India. The WPL will now be called TATA Women’s Premier League. The BCCI values and appreciates women’s cricket and the WPL is one more initiative to further nurture the game,” stated Jay Shah, Secretary, BCCI.
The first version of the WPL will comprise 22 matches and can function 5 groups — Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore & UP Warriorz. The prestigious event will probably be performed from March 04 to 26 in Mumbai on the Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.
While Adani Group, by Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd bought Gujarat Giants with the best bid of INR 1289 crores, Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd acquired Mumbai Indians franchise with a bid of INR 912.99 crores.
Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd gained the remainder of the three franchises primarily based in Bangalore, Delhi and Lucknow with profitable bids of INR 901 crores, INR 810 crores and INR 757 crores respectively.
Viacom18 is the broadcaster of the WPL for 5 seasons, having gained the rights with a bid of INR 951 crores, which interprets to a per match worth of INR 7.09 crores.
“After extending their support to the IPL, we are happy to have TATA Group on board for the Women’s Premier League. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and the BCCI is sure the WPL brand will grow manifold with this move. I am sure this will be a long and enriching affiliation for both stakeholders.”
“The beginning of the WPL is one more step in BCCI’s continuous endeavour to support and promote women’s cricket in India. This is the inaugural edition of the tournament, which promises to inspire and act as motivation for the budding women cricketers across the globe,” stated Arun Singh Dhumal, Chairman, IPL.
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