Women IPL Start Date and Prize Money Announced. Check Details
Updated on: Jan 27, 2023 11:25 am IST
Women IPL Start Date: IPL is the biggest T20 carnival in the world. However this time, the women are going to take the centre stage as the BCCI has announced the start date for Women’s IPL. The WIPL will start in the first week of March after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa is over. Viacom18 has purchased the rights to the Women’s IPL for a whopping INR 950 crores. After the Women’s NBA, WIPL is set to become the second-most expensive women’s sporting league.
Women IPL Start Date and Prize Money
BCCI is yet to announce the schedule but it is expected the tournament will take place from 3rd March to 26 March. Brabourne stadium and the DY Patel Stadium are set to host the matches in the first season. Five teams are set to battle it out in the Women’s IPL with another team to be added later. The winner will get INR 6 crores while the runner-up and third placed team will get INR 3 crores and INR 1 crore respectively.
Today’s a day that every Indian women cricketer will remember. The #WIPL is finally taking shape. @BCCI, @JayShah and all those involved deserve huge praise. Women’s cricket will go to the next level with this global stage provided. Come on girls, it’s all yours for the taking!
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) January 16, 2023
After pay equity, today's bidding for media rights for Women's IPL marks another historic mandate. It's a big and decisive step for empowerment of women's cricket in India, which will ensure participation of women from all ages. A new dawn indeed! #WIPL @ICC @BCCIWomen
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 16, 2023
Women IPL Teams and Auction
Several existing IPL teams and the likes of Manchester United have shown an interest in purchasing WIPL teams. BCCI have shortlisted 10 cities out of which five will be picked. The teams will be announced on 25 January. The final date for player registration is 26 January. The table topper will directly enter the final while there will be an eliminator between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams.
The salary purse for the teams will be INR 12 crores. The reserve price for capped Indian players will be INR 30-50 lakhs. For uncapped players it will be INR 10 lakhs. The teams can field up to five overseas players which should include a player from an associate nation.
The recent series between Indian women and Aussie women witnessed packed stadiums, a testament to how far the women’s cricket has come. Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have come out of retirement to take part in the WIPL. With the WIPL finally made official, women’s cricket in India and abroad is set for a revolution.