Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) has unveiled its new logo.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) has unveiled its new logo.

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 enter the WPL.

On Wednesday, BCCI earned Rs 4,669.99 crore from the sale of five teams in the premier Women’s Premier League (WPL) with Adani Sportsline shelling out a whopping Rs 1,289 crore for the Ahmedabad side, 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 enter the WPL.

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Capri Global Holdings has secured the Lucknow franchise for Rs 757 crore.

“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for the #WPL premier teams broke the records for the men’s premier IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we raised Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid” tweeted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.

Moreover, while Super Kings of Chennai and Knight Riders of Kolkata did not participate in the auction, Royal Challengers Bengaluru revealed an interesting strategy which surprised the fans. Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra revealed how they withheld their investments so they could bid in the Women’s Premier League.

“We have withheld all of our overseas team investments to have a team that aligns with this philosophy and core value, and we are extremely pleased to have positively marked this achievement.”

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Unlike some of the other teams, RCB has not invested in the upcoming T20 leagues like SA20 and ILT20.

RCB Vice Chairman Rajesh V Menon said: “We have been following the women’s leagues very closely and our scouting team have been watching female cricketers for some time now as part of the scouting system of the RCB Hinterland, and that gives us immense joy. to see it all come together for a team preparing to play for the inaugural edition of the Women’s IPL in the country.”

Earlier this month, BCCI sold the Women’s Premier League media rights to Viacom18 for Rs 951 crore, securing a value of Rs 7.09 crore per game for five years. Without a ball being thrown, the WPL became the second largest T20 league in the world after the IPL.

Adani Group, which failed to buy an IPL team when the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises went up for sale in 2021, has made its official entry into Indian cricket by securing a women’s team for WPL. Adani Group has announced that the team will be called the Gujarat Giants.

Many were already calling the league Women’s IPL, but the BCCI secretary revealed the name on Wednesday.

“The BCCI has named the league – Women’s Premier League (WPL). Let the journey begin.

(with agencies)

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