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WPL 2023 Auctioneer: BCCI Appoints Mumbai Based Female Auctioneer

Ahead of the much-awaited WPL 2023 Auction, BCCI confirms that the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League Auction will be hosted by a female auctioneer.

BCCI Announced WPL 2023 Auctioneer

The auction is scheduled to take place in the Jasmine Hall, 1, JIO World Convention Centre. WPL 2023 Auction will begin at 02:30 PM IST and will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema. Check WPL 2023 Auction Live streaming for your location.

The BCCI will hold a pre-auction briefing for the franchises at 8 pm on Sunday (February 12).

According to WPL 2023 Player Auction Rules, communicated to the five WPL franchises, the BCCI said, Mallika Sagar a Mumbai-based art collector consultant for Modern and Contemporary Indian art and partner in Art India Consultants firm, will oversee the auction on Monday (February 13).

WPL 2023 Auctioneer
WPL 2023 Auctioneer – Mallika Sagar(Image: Twitter)

Says the BCCI communication, “The franchisees are reminded of the WPL squad rules with respect to a minimum (15) and maximum (18) squad size, minimum squad spend (INR 9 crore) and the maximum number of overseas players in the squad (6).”

The BCCI has also informed the teams that each of them is needed to have at least 15 players and the minimum squad spend should be INR 9 crore. The value of the full purse is INR 12 crore and each side is allowed to buy only six foreign players.

A total of 1525 players registered for the inaugural Women’s Premier League Player Auction & the final list was pruned to 409 players.

The total number of capped players are 202, uncapped players are 199 and 8 are from associate nations. A maximum of 90 slots are available with the five teams, with 30 being slotted for overseas players.

The bidding increments will be as follows:

  • bids up to INR 1 crore: increments of INR 5 lakh
  • bids from INR 1 crore to INR 2 crore: increments of INR 10 lakh
  • bids from INR 2 crore to INR 3 crore: increments of INR 20 lakh
  • bids from INR 3 crore: increments at the auctioneer’s discretion, but not less than INR 20 lakh

The BCCI is also providing strategy breaks every hour during the auction. Each break will be of 10-minute duration for the franchises to review their tactics in regular intervals.

“Following the conclusion of each set, there may (at the Auctioneer’s discretion) be a short break to allow franchises time to re-evaluate tactics. The length of each break will be announced by the Auctioneer at the conclusion of the relevant set.

A warning bell will ring two minutes before the resumption of the Player Auction after each break. The Player Auction will re-start promptly after each break. It is anticipated that these short breaks will total a minimum of 10 minutes in every hour of the Player Auction proceedings,” the BCCI note says.

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