‘Those Who Have Devalued Women’s Sports…’: Cricketers Rejoice After Women’s Premier League Receives Rs 4670 Crore Bids From Teams | Cricket news

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The BCCI earned a windfall of Rs 4669.99 crore on Wednesday for the sale of five teams in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), with Adani Sportsline shelling out a huge Rs 1289 crore for the Ahmedabad team, which became the most expensive franchise. IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have made successful bids of Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively to join the WPL. Capri Global Holdings got the Lucknow franchise for Rs 757 crore.

As the BCCI announced the successful bidders for the five Women’s Premier League teams, foreign stars cheered on “landmark day”.

Former England cricketer turned commentator Isa Guha wrote: “A historic day for the women’s game.” “It sure is HISTORIC. The women have already broken records and they haven’t even played a match yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI and everyone involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB ( Bangalore ), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Luckknow) #WPL,” former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.

Australia’s pacesetter Megan Schutt said the development is great not just for women’s cricket, but for women’s sports around the world.

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“Incredibly exciting, this marks the beginning of an era. Great for female cricketers, but also great for female sports around the world. Investing equals opportunity,” Schutt said.

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

England pacer Kate Cross didn’t mince words, calling out those “who have devalued women’s (gaming) sport” in the past.

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“Today is the day you can raise your middle finger to all those people who have devalued women’s sport.. The @BCCI have recognized that something special is happening and are going to give female cricketers the platform they deserve. Here comes the # WPL,” Cross tweeted.

IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have made successful bids of Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively to join the WPL.

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South African Marizanne Kapp, England’s Danielle Wyatt and Australia’s Holly Ferling said the women’s competition would be “life-changing”.

“This is amazing! how exciting,” Wyatt tweeted.

“Today is the day the landscape of women’s cricket and women’s sports has changed forever. Game-changing. Life-changing. #WPL,” Ferling wrote.

“What an exciting, big day for women’s cricket,” said Kapp.

Former cricketer Mel Jones was speechless.

“When you have no words… but millions of words at the same time,” Jones tweeted.

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