Adani Sportsline's Ahmedabad team named Gujarat Giants in WPL
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After a major shot in the arm for Women's cricket as the BCCI managed to sell five franchises for a combined price of more than ₹4600 Crores. The most expensive franchise of the lot, Ahmedabad-based side bought by billionaire Gautam Adani's Adani Sportsline Pvt Ltd for a whopping amount of ₹1,289 Cr has revealed some major details regarding the team.
Pranav Adani, Director of Adani Enterprises spoke about the visible rise of women's cricket while disclosing that their side will be called Gujarat Giants in the Women's Premier League which will compete among other four franchises bought.
It is worth mentioning that the apart from Gujarat, the sides will be based in Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Delhi.
“The Indian women’s cricket team has been doing exceptionally well – and a cricket league for women is a significant step in creating more opportunities for women through sports.
“Cricket is an inseparable part of the country’s fabric and Adani Sportsline was keen to begin their association with the sport with the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League. While I wish every other franchise the very best, I look forward to the Gujarat Giants standing out as the top team in this new, exciting league.”
Adani Sportsline were previously outbid by CVC Capital and RPSG during the Men's IPL team auction last year to acquire Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises, respectively.