‘Put your middle finger up to all those people who have devalued women’s sport’: Cricketers react to Women’s IPL record franchise bids

The Ladies’s Premier League is on. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday introduced the homeowners and bids that efficiently acquired the 5 franchises for the event’s inaugural version anticipated to be performed in March.

“As we speak 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! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in whole bid,” tweeted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. 

The BCCI introduced that the 5 franchises for the inaugural ladies’s IPL season had been, “Adani 1289 Cr for Ahmedabad, MI 912 Cr (Mumbai), RCB 901 Cr (Bangalore), Capri World 757 Cr (Lucknow), and JSW 810 Cr (Delhi).”

The sum whole of the bids was the discuss of the cricket city and a few of the premier ladies’s cricketers took to social media.

“As we speak is the day the place you get to place your center finger as much as all these individuals who have devalued ladies’s sport,” wrote England’s Kate Cross. “They have recognised one thing particular is occurring and are going to provide feminine cricketers the platform they deserve. Right here comes the #WPL.”

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur would write, “WPL is not only a sport changer for ladies’s cricket in India, however a revolution!”.

“What a time to be a part of ladies’s cricket! Effectively achieved to all of the crew.. that is going to be insane,” former South Africa skipper Dane Van Niekerk wrote.

Jhulan Goswami, who hanged her boots final 12 months after a profession spanning for twenty years, spoke on Jio Cinema in regards to the league changing into a actuality and mentioned, “”Thoda sa late ho gaya, I suppose (It occurred a bit of late, I suppose).”

“As we speak marks a historic day for Ladies’s cricket because the Ladies’s Indian Premier League (WPL) turns into a actuality,” she would write on her social media whereas thanking the BCCI for making it occur.

Former India captain Mithali Raj, who additionally known as it quits on her profession final 12 months, tweeted, “A record-breaking begin for the inaugural Ladies’s Premier League and anticipated nothing much less! It’s going to really revolutionize ladies’s cricket as we all know it.”

Former Australia worldwide turned commentator Mel Jones was additionally overwhelmed following the announcement. “When you don’t have any phrases… however a hundreds of thousands phrases on the similar time,” she wrote.

Earlier this month, BCCI had confirmed that Viacom 18 has gained the bid for the media rights for the upcoming Ladies’s IPL for a whopping Rs 951 crore for 5 years.

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