In 2023, these IPL giants will compete for spots on women’s IPL teams.
The tender document has been purchased by several entities outside of the IPL franchises.
- In the women’s version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), eight of the ten IPL franchises from the men’s league will compete for teams. On January 25, when the BCCI releases the sealed bids, the winning franchises and host cities for the Women’s IPL will be revealed.
- ESPNcricinfo reports that many of the IPL’s teams, including the defending champion Gujarat Titans, the runners-up Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, and the up-and-coming Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Delhi Capitals.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow SuperGiants, the two remaining IPL teams, have not yet announced if they have purchased the tender document or will participate in the bidding for the Women’s IPL, which will feature five teams and kick off in March.
- The tender document, which BCCI made accessible for purchase commencing on January 3, has been purchased by several organizations outside of IPL clubs. Technical offers must be received by the BCCI and the Mumbai law firm Argus Partners by January 23. As of January 13th, questions from prospective bidders were no longer being accepted.
- The BCCI has specified ten locations in India and the venues in which they will be held, therefore a single bidder may submit proposals for multiple cities. Bids will be open for a decade, from 2023 to 2032, and there will be no set starting price.
- The BCCI states that a minimum audited net worth of INR 1,000 crore as of March 31, 2022, is required of all bidders. According to the BCCI, businesses that operate through partnerships or consortiums are ineligible.
- The BCCI described the characteristics it was looking for in a successful bidder. A long-term, stable, financially secure Franchise to compete in the League was mentioned, along with maximizing and enhancing exposure for each of the League’s official sponsors and contributing to the development of women’s cricket at all levels in India.