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BCCI President Roger Binny sees WPL as a platform for players to ‘learn and grow together’ both in India and abroad

The BCCI president, Roger Binny, has said that the launch of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) would undoubtedly enable women cricketers to thrive and will benefit the grassroots level.

The BCCI has officially released the identities of the five bidding companies for the first season of the WPL. There were numerous bids in the contest to get a team in the WPL, but only five were chosen.

“I congratulate the winners on their successful bids to acquire WPL franchises. The league would provide an opportunity for players from India and overseas to study and flourish together. With the involvement of more female cricketers, it will open the door for grassroots growth. I’d also want to compliment the BCCI crew on a job well done at the auction. “I’m convinced that the league will enable our female cricketers to thrive on the world stage,” the BCCI president was quoted as saying in the board’s official statement.

Adani Sportsline Pvt Ltd (Ahmedabad), Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd (Mumbai), Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd (Bangalore), JSW GMR Cricket Pvt Ltd (Delhi), and Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd are the five winning bidders for the first season of WPL (Lucknow).

“This marks the beginning of a new era of inclusion where our women cricketers will have the unique chance to grow, prosper, and perform on the world arena,” said BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla. It warms my heart with joy to see such a positive shift in women’s cricket. This will undoubtedly establish a new standard for women’s cricket. “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the new owners.”

According to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, “This is the start of a revolution in women’s cricket, paving the way for a transformational journey not just for our female players, but for the whole sports community. The #WPL will bring about crucial improvements in women’s cricket while also ensuring an all-encompassing environment that benefits all stakeholders.”