The inaugural edition of the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) to be played in March will be hosting the auction on February 11, 2023, tentatively. The rules and regulations regarding the auction have been officially released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
As per the BCCI, all the players- capped and uncapped, have time till January 26 to register for the auction. The base price has broadly been categorized into five groups ranging from INR 10 lakh to INR 50 lakh. As per the ‘Guidance notes for Indian players’ released by the BCCI, the capped Indian players who have played for India or currently have a central contract can choose either INR 30 lakh or INR 40 lakh, or INR 50 lakh as their base price. On the other side, the uncapped Indian players are to choose to set themselves at either INR 10 lakh or INR 30 lakh.
In a direct statement with regards to the registration process, the directive stated, “BCCI will only deal directly with the State Associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this condition will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the Auction Register and/or Auction List (as appropriate).”
WIPL 2023 will be played among yet-to-be-established five franchises in a round-robin tournament style starting from March 6 in Mumbai. The following five franchises have shown interest in funding a team – Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals. The auction for the media rights currently has been postponed to January 16.
Women’s Indian Premier League purse allocation
INR 30 lakh
INR 40 lakh
INR 50 lakh
INR 10 lakh
INR 20 lakh