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Women’s Premier League: This marks the beginning of an period, abroad stars react after bids

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India Today Web Desk

Overseas stars Megan Schutt, Kate Cross, Danielle Wyatt, Marizanne Kapp, Jessica Jonassen amongst others welcomed the bidding of the Women’s Premier League on Wednesday.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 23:23 IST

Overseas stars welcomed the Women’s Premier League bids. (PTI Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Australian and England star cricketers hailed the Women’s Premier League bidding, saying it marks the beginning of an period.

The BCCI on Wednesday introduced the 5 franchises, together with three that have already got groups within the Indian Premier League, that received the rights to personal a group within the Women’s Premier League. The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted that the mixed bid valuation was price INR 4669.99 Cr.

The 5 franchises who received the bidding are: Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd (Ahemdabad) – 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, and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd (Lucknow) – INR 757 cr.

Australia pacer Megan Schutt welcomed the announcement, saying: “Incredibly exciting this marks the start of an era. Great for female cricketers but also great for female sport across the globe investment equals opportunity.”

England pacer Kate Cross didn’t maintain again and referred to as out those that devalued ladies’s cricket for thus lengthy.

“Today is the day where you get to put your middle finger up to all those people who have devalued women’s sport..The BCCI have recognised something special is happening and are going to give female cricketers the platform they deserve Here comes the WPL,” Cross tweeted.

Former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar stated: “It sure is HISTORIC. The women’s game breaking records already & they haven’t even played a game yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI & all involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB (Bangalore), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Lucknow) #WPL.”

Meanwhile, former England cricketer-turned-commentator Isa Guha wrote: “A landmark day for the women’s game.”

Australian bowling all-rounder Jessica Jonassen stated, “Wow! What an incredible result for the women’s game.” New Zealand’s Frances Mackay added, “Huge day for women’s cricket. Look at those numbers! Can’t wait for the Women’s Premier League!”

South African Marizanne Kapp, England’s Danielle Wyatt and Australian Holly Ferling stated the ladies’s league can be “life changing”. Wyatt tweeted: “This is amazing! how exciting.”

“Today is the day that the landscape of women’s cricket & women’s sport has changed forever. Game changing. Life changing. #WPL,” Ferling wrote. While Kapp stated: “How exciting, big day for women’s cricket.”

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Jan 25, 2023