The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unveiled the five teams that would compete in the WPL 2023 tournament along with the record sum it earned during the bidding procedure. The competition is expected to generate a lot of attention, and participants will travel from all around the world. Alyssa Healy, an Australian cricket player, has declared her participation in the WPL.
Explosive Alyssa Healy, an Australian batter, hopes to be selected by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the first Women’s Premier League (WPL) auctions. According to many media reports, the WPL player auction will probably take place in the first few days of February.
Healy is anticipated to be among the most in-demand athletes and might earn the highest salary as a result. In 136 T20Is, the right-handed batsman has scored 2300 runs. She has a career batting average of 127.91 and has one century to her credit.
Beggars can’t be choosers
Healy stated that it would be good for her to be selected by RCB for the first season of the WPL when speaking at the Australia Cricket Awards. It’s interesting to note that Healy’s husband, Mitchell Starc, was an RCB player.
“It is going to be a very exciting period of 12 months, it’s going to be tough but exciting. (On WPL auction) Beggars can’t be choosers, I reckon. I’m in the auction so we’ll see where I’ll end up but it will be a nice touch to go to RCB,” said Healy.
WPL 2023 Auction Dates
The tournament’s first-ever auction will take place the following month. For the first auction, the teams would get a purse of Rs 12 crore. According to Cricbuzz, the teams’ prize money will rise to 13.5 crores next year and 15 crores in 2025. The teams’ budgets for 2026 and 2027 will be Rs 16.5 crore and Rs 18 crore, respectively.
The competition is anticipated to take place in March, just before the start of the Indian Premier League season. It is anticipated that big names would participate in the opening match, which will be a historic moment for India in women’s cricket.
WPL 2023: 5 teams will compete
Five franchise owners in the Women’s Premier League have been named by BCCI. The WPL, a much-anticipated competition, is an important step in reducing the inequality between men’s and women’s cricket in the nation.
The BCCI reported that the clubs’ rights were sold for Rs. 4669.99 crores, which was more than the 2008 price for the Indian Premier League’s rights.
The most costly franchise was the Ahmedabad squad, which Adani Sportsline purchased for a staggering Rs 1289 crore. With bids of Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore, and Rs 810 crore, respectively, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Delhi Capitals joined the WPL. Capri Global Holdings spent Rs 757 crore to acquire the franchise in Lucknow.
WPL 2023: Media Rights
This month, the BCCI paid Viacom18 Rs 951 crore, or Rs 7.09 crore per match, for the broadcasting rights to the Women’s Premier League.