WPL 2023 Schedule, Venue, Format And Rules – Updated List

WPL 2023 Schedule

WPL 2023 Schedule: The much-awaited Women’s Premier League 2023 is scheduled to be between March 4-26. The first match of the WPL 2023 will be played between Team Mumbai and Team Ahmedabad on March 4.

WPL 2023 Schedule

As per the WPL 2023 schedule, three of the five competing sides seem to be making the playoffs, with the top team directly entering the final and second and third-placed sides playing the Eliminator.

The 22-match league will have five off days, the first one being on March 17 and again two days later, the second break, on March 19. The next two are after the completion of the league stage, on March 22 and 23.

The Eliminator is on March 24 at CCI and with the final on March 26 at DY Patil Stadium after the fifth and final off day on March 25.

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:

Date Match Time Venue
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 Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz, Eliminator 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
March 26 Delhi Capitals Women vs TBC, Final 7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI

WPL 2023 Venues

The WPL 2023 will be played across 2 different venues in Mumbai namely:

  • CCI
  • DY Patil Stadium

WPL Teams And Owners

BCCI have received INR 4669.99 crores in the Women’s Premier League team Auction. Following are the details of the WPL Teams And Owners:

Team Name Owner City Captain Amount
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 Format 

WPL 2023 Format: WPL 2023 will follow the Round Robin format with Group System and Playoffs format. Following are the details of the WPL 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 WPL 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 WPL 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 Broadcasting Rights

Viacom 18, had acquired the global media rights for TV and digital broadcast for the inaugural women’s Premier League 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. Check WPL 2023 Auction Live Streaming For All Locations.

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.

When Will the WPL 2023 Begin?

As per WPL 2023 Schedule, the tournament will begin on March 4.

Who Will Play the First match of WPL 2023?

As per WPL 2023 Schedule, the first match of the tournament will be played between the Mumbai team (Ambani) and the Ahmedabad team(Adani).