The homeowners of three Indian Premier League franchises have gained the rights for groups within the forthcoming ladies’s event, with the 5 obtainable sides bought for an infinite £465million.
The businesses behind Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been profitable within the bidding course of, whereas these concerned with Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have been unable to land a deal.
The 2 remaining groups have been awarded to the Adani Group, primarily based in Ahmedabad, and Capri World from Lucknow. The competitors will probably be branded because the Ladies’s Premier League.
The entire funding is additional proof of a game-changing improvement for the ladies’s recreation, following a tv rights deal that noticed Viacom18 pay £95m earlier this month.
Jay Shah, honorary secretary for the Board of Management for Cricket in India, hailed the information.
He tweeted: “Right this moment is a historic day in cricket because the bidding for groups of inaugural #WPL broke the data of the inaugural Males’s IPL in 2008!
“This marks the start of a revolution in ladies’s cricket and paves the best way for a transformative journey forward not just for our ladies cricketers however for your entire sports activities fraternity.”