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Women's IPL auction attracts Rs 4,670 cr in winning bids; Adani tops list

Women's Premier League breaks the records of inaugural men's IPL in 2008; now 2nd most lucrative cricket league, say experts


Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
The auction for five teams in the women’s Indian Premier League, now called the Women’s Premier League (WPL), concluded on Wednesday, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) walking home with nearly Rs 4,670 crore, beating estimates of Rs 4,000 crore that experts suggested before the bets. The auction of teams was for a 10-year period (2023-32).

The Adani group entered the Indian cricketing arena with the highest bid of Rs 1,289 crore for the Ahmedabad franchise, followed by the Reliance-backed Indiawin Sports, which bought the Mumbai franchise for Rs 912.99 crore. The other three winners were

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 3:58 PM IST

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