Adani Sportsline buys Ahmedabad-based Women’s Premier League team for a whopping INR 1289 Cr and becomes the most expensive franchise in WPL.
Most Expensive Team in WPL
Seven IPL franchises bid for five Women’s Premier League teams along with several other business entities in Mumbai. Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Lucknow each own a franchise in the Women’s Premier League.
As for men’s IPL, the Women’s Premier League too follow the auction format to bag the players from the auction pool. WPL 2023 player auction will take place next month while BCCI is likely to unveil the names of the FIVE Women’s Premier League franchises on January 25.
“The Indian women’s cricket team has been doing exceptionally well – and a cricket league for women is a significant step in creating more opportunities for women through sports,” said Mr Pranav Adani, Director, Adani Enterprises.
“Cricket is an inseparable part of the country’s fabric and Adani Sportsline was keen to begin their association with the sport with the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League. While I wish every other franchise the very best, I look forward to the Gujarat Giants standing out as the top team in this new, exciting league.”
The Gujarat Giants cricket franchise in the Women’s Premier League joins Adani Sportsline’s family of successful teams, like the Gulf Giants in the DP World ILT20, and the Gujarat Giants in the Pro Kabaddi League.
Following are the details of the WPL Teams And Owners:
|Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd||Ahmedabad||INR 1289 Cr|
|Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd||Mumbai||INR 912.99 Cr|
|Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd||Bengaluru||INR 901 Cr|
|JSW GMR Cricket Pvt.Ltd||Delhi||INR 810 Cr|
|Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd||Lucknow||INR 757 Cr|
“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted.