WPL 2023 Auction: The first edition of the Women’s Premier League is scheduled to play in March this year. The WPL 2023 Auction is expected to take place in February while the WPL Team Auction is scheduled on January 25th.
WPL 2023 Auction
WPL 2023 Auction Updates: As for men’s IPL, WPL too follow the auction format to bag the players from the auction pool. WPL becomes the 2nd most expensive Cricket league after Men’s IPL.
According to ExpressVPN’s study on sports streaming trends, cricket is the fourth most streamed sport in the UK. As cricket streaming numbers continue to grow and attract an even wider audience worldwide, it’s promising to see the interest in women’s cricket growing as well. In this article, we’ll dive into the recent news on the Women’s Premier League and give you a full update on where to stream the WPL 2023.
Following are the current updates of the WPL 2023 Auction:
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- Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Lucknow based franchises named their team as Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz respectively.
- A total of 409 players have been registered for the inaugural edition of the WPL 2023 Auction.
- WPL 2023 Auction will begin at 02:30 PM IST on February 13 at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.
- WPL 2023 Auction will take place on February 13 in Mumbai.
- As per WPL 2023 schedule, the first match will be played between Team Mumbai and Team Ahmedabad on March 4 with the final match on March 26.
- The Ahmedabad-based WPL team named Rachael Haynes as their head coach.
- A report states that the WPL 2023 Auction will be held after the completion of the ongoing ILT20 league 2023. Notably, four of the five WPL teams had a presence in the ILT20.
- Jhulan Goswami will be the Mentor of Mumbai Indians for the upcoming WPL 2023 season.
- The WPL 2023 auction, which was scheduled to take place in the first week of February has been shifted and is expected to take place on February 11 or 13.
- Mithali Raj is set to join Gujarat Giants as a mentor in the Women’s Premier League
- Capri Global Private Limited bags Lucknow-based WPL team for INR 757 crores.
- JSW groups bags Delhi-based WPL team for INR 810 crores.
- Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited bags Bengaluru-based WPL team for INR 901 crores.
- Indiawin sports Private Limited bags Mumbai-based WPL team for INR 912.99 crores.
- Adani groups bags Ahmedabad-based WPL team for INR 1289 crores.
- BCCI have received INR 4669.99 crores in the Women’s Premier League team Auction.
- Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans have decided not to participate in the WPL.
- WPL 2023 Auction participating franchises will have a purse value of INR 12 crore each.
- The winner of the WPL 2023 will receive a prize amount of INR 6 crore while the runner-up will receive INR 3 crore. The 3rd team will receive INR 1 crore.
- All matches of the inaugural edition of the WPL 2023 will be played in Mumbai’s Brabourne and DYP Stadium.
- As per WPL 2023 Rules, each team can allow a maximum of 5 foreign players in the XI including 1 from associate.
- WPL 2023 Team Auction will be held on January 25, 2023.
- The first edition of WPL 2023 is expected to start on March 4, 2023.
- Viacom18 acquires the broadcasting rights of WPL 2023-27 for INR 951 crore.
WPL 2023 Teams
Chennai Super Kings have decided not to participate in the WPL. WPL becomes the 2nd most expensive Cricket league after Men’s IPL. Out of 10 men’s IPL teams, 8 franchise have shown their interest in owing a team in the inaugural WPL. Following are the details of the WPL 2023 Teams And Owners:
|Gujarat Giants||Adani Group||Ahmedabad||Beth Mooney||INR 1289 Cr|
|Mumbai Indians||Reliance Industries||Mumbai||Harmanpreet Kaur||INR 912.99 Cr|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Diageo||Bengaluru||Smriti Mandhana||INR 901 Cr|
|Delhi Capitals||JSW–GMR||Delhi||Meg Lanning||INR 810 Cr|
|UP Warriorz||Capri Global||Lucknow||Alyssa Healy||INR 757 Cr|
WPL 2023 Auction Live Streaming
Viacom 18, had acquired the global media rights for TV and digital broadcast for the inaugural WPL under a five-year contract beginning in 2023 for an amount of INR 951 crore.
WPL 2023 Auction will be broadcasted on the Sports18 TV channel and Jio Cinema app in India. Following are the details of the WPL 2023 Auction Live Streaming for various locations:
|India||Sports18, Jio Cinema|
Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event
|United States||Willow TV|
Fox Sports, Yupp TV
|Middle East||Willow TV|
Geo Super (TBC)
Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)
Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)
Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)
Yupp TV, Net TV Nepal, SimTV Nepal
Yupp TV, SLRC, Dialog TV, PeoTV
Yupp TV, Medianet
*Details will be updated here right after the official announcement
WPL 2023 Start Date
The first edition of the WPL 2023 will begin on March 4, 2023 while the final of the tournament will be played before the Men’s IPL to avoid the clash.
WPL 2023 Schedule
As expected the entire WPL 2023 will be played at two venues in Mumbai – CCI and DY Patil Stadium. Check WPL 2023 Schedule below with venue and timing details:
|March 4||Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians||8:00 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 5||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 5||UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 6||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 7||Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 8||Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 9||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 10||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 11||Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 12||UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 13||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 14||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 15||UP Warriorz vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 16||Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 18||Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 18||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 20||Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 20||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 21||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 21||UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|March 24||Eliminator||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 26||Final||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
WPL 2023 Squad
WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians Squad
INR 1.60 crores
INR 3.20 crores
|Amelia Kerr||New Zealand||Allrounder||
INR 1.00 crores
INR 1.90 crores
INR 1.50 crores
INR 30 Lakhs
INR 30 Lakhs
INR 50 Lakhs
INR 10 Lakhs
INR 10 Lakhs
|Hayley Matthews||West Indies||Allrounder||
INR 40 Lakhs
|Chloe Tryon||South Africa||Allrounder||
INR 30 Lakhs
INR 10 Lakhs
INR 20 Lakhs
|Sonam Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Neelam Bisht||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Jintamani Kalita||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 Delhi Capitals Squad
|Jemimah Rodrigues||India||Batter||INR 2.20 crores|
|Meg Lanning||Australia||Batter||INR 1.10 crores|
|Shafali Verma||India||Batter||INR 2 crores|
|Radha Yadav||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Shikha Pandey||India||Allrounder||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Marizanne Kapp||South Africa||Allrounder||INR 1.5 crores|
|Titas Sadhu||India||Bowler||INR 25 Lakhs|
|Alice Capsey||England||Batter||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Tara Norris||USA||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Laura Harris||Australia||Batter||INR 45 Lakhs|
|Jasia Akhtar||India||Batter||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Minnu Mani||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Taniya Bhatia||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Poonam Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Jess Jonassen||Australia||Bowler||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Sneha Deepthi||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Arundhati Reddy||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Aparna Mondal||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 Gujarat Giants Squad
|Ashleigh Gardner||Australia||Allrounder||INR 3.20 crores|
|Beth Mooney||Australia||Wicketkeeper||INR 2.00 Crores|
|Sophia Dunkley||England||Batter||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Annabel Sutherland||Australia||Allrounder||INR 70 Lakhs|
|Harleen Deol||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Deandra Dottin||West Indies||Allrounder||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Sneh Rana||India||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|S Meghana||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Georgia Wareham||Australia||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Mansi Joshi||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|D Hemalatha||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Monica Patel||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Tanuja Kanwer||India||Bowler||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Sushma Verma||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Hurley Gala||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Ashwani Kumari||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Parunika Sisodia||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shabnam MD||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 RCB Squad
|Smrithi Mandhana||India||Batter||INR 3.40 crores|
|Sophie Devine||New Zealand||Allrounder||INR 50 lakh|
|Ellyse Perry||Australia||Allrounder||INR 1.70 crores|
|Renuka Singh||India||Bowler||INR 1.50 crores|
|Richa Ghosh||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 1.90 crores|
|Erin Burns||Australia||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Disha Kasat||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Indrani Roy||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shreyanka Patil||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Kanika Ahuja||India||Batter||INR 35 Lakhs|
|Asha Shobana||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Heather Knight||England||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Dane van Niekerk||South Africa||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Preeti Bose||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Poonam Khemnar||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Komal Zanzad||India||Bowler||INR 25 Lakhs|
|Megan Schutt||Australia||Bowler||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Sahana Pawar||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 UP Warriorz Squad
|Sophie Ecclestone||England||Allrounder||INR 1.80 crores|
|Deepti Sharma||India||Allrounder||INR 2.60 crores|
|Tahlia McGrath||Australia||Allrounder||INR 1.40 crore|
|Shabnim Ismail||South Africa||Bowler||INR 1.00 crore|
|Alyssa Healy||Australia||Wicketkeeper||INR 70 Lakhs|
|Anjali Sarvani||India||Bowler||INR 55 Lakhs|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||India||Bowler||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Parshavi Chopra||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shweta Sehrawat||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|S Yashasri||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Kiran Navgire||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Grace Harris||Australia||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Devika Vaidya||India||Allrounder||INR 1.4 crore|
|Lauren Bell||England||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Laxmi Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Simran Shaikh||India||Batsman||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 Format
WPL 2023 Format: Women’s Premier League 2023 will follow the Round Robin format with Group System and Playoffs format. Following are the details of the Women’s Premier League 2023 Format:
- All participating(5) teams will play against each other twice which will mark a total of 20 league matches.
- The topper of the Women’s Premier League 2023 Points Table will directly qualify for the final.
- The eliminator match will be played between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams.
- The winner of the eliminator will qualify as the second finalist for the Women’s Premier League 2023 final match.
The BCCI has also said March will remain the window for the WPL. From the 2026 season, the WPL could comprise “33-34″ matches but the BCCI has not fleshed out any detail on the tournament structure.
WPL 2023 Rules
Team combination will always play a crucial role in the team’s strength. Each team also bag backup players during the auction event. Following are the details of Women’s Premier League 2023 Rules:
- Each team is allowed a maximum squad size of 18 players
- No team can have more than six overseas players in their squad
- A team will be allowed to have a maximum of five overseas players, four of whom may come from Full Member nations and the fifth from an Associate Member nation.