Franchises to have a budget of 400 cr for Women's IPL: Reports
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The buzz around the Women's Indian Premier League is unparallel. This is going to be Indian Cricket's biggest revelation since the birth of the IPL. A lot of female cricketers - starting from Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Tahlia McGrath, et al - have shown their excitement to play in the inaugural edition of the Women's IPL.
Not only the players but various IPL franchises have shown their interest in acquiring a team in the Women's IPL.
As per a report by cricketnext.com, the behind-curtain preparations have already begun as the BCCI is already talking with the franchises about how the league would be run.
"The BCCI wants to sell five franchises for women’s IPL and more than five IPL franchise owners are interested in picking up teams at the moment – Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals (50% owners GMR), Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore," the report stated.
"Chennai Super Kings were learnt to be contemplating and could make up their minds once the tender is out."
The report also talked about the base price which the franchises can spend to build their teams.
"The BCCI is contemplating bringing out a tender document that has a base price on the lines of the men’s IPL franchise when tender documents to buy teams were first floated in 2007-08."
Interestingly, back in 2008, the IPL committee allowed the franchises to go upto 400 cr. to spend to build their squads. Apparently, the Indian Board would be asking the franchises to do the same for the inaugural edition of the Women's IPL as well.
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