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Girls’s IPL franchises fetch $572mn for Indian board

NEW DELHI: The world’s most prosperous cricket board, India, bought additional richer by $572.72 million after unveiling 5 franchises for an Indian Premier League-style T20 match for the ladies on Wednesday.

Since 2018, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been staging a three-team Girls’s T20 Problem alongside aspect the vastly widespread IPL for the lads and confronted calls for to begin a full-fledged ladies’s match.

The homeowners of IPL’s Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore franchises are among the many 5 entities that bought groups within the Girls’s Premier League (WPL), which will likely be performed in March.

The Adani group made the very best bid of roughly $158 million to purchase the Ahmedabad franchise, whereas Capri International Holdings Non-public Restricted agreed to pay $92.84 million for Lucknow.

“Immediately is a historic day in cricket because the bidding for groups of inaugural WPL broke the data of the inaugural males’s IPL in 2008,” tweeted BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“This marks the start of a revolution in ladies’s cricket and paves the way in which for a transformative journey forward not just for our ladies cricketers however for your entire sports activities fraternity.”

The BCCI has already offered the match’s media rights for the following 5 years to Viacom 18 for $117 million which interprets right into a per-match-value of $870,393.

“It is a historic second for Indian cricket, and we’re delighted to be part of it,” stated Nita Ambani of Mumbai Indians, which additionally owns groups in males’s T20 tournaments in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Former India captain Mithali Raj predicted “thrilling occasions” for girls’s cricket, whereas England batter Danni Wyatt and former Australia all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar additionally took to Twitter to welcome the brand new match.

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