‘The beginning of a new era’, women cricketers were heartbroken when WIPL’s media rights were sold for a hefty amount, from Mandhana to Harmanpreet reacted like this
Women Cricketers on WIPL Media Rights: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is busy preparing for the first season of the Women’s IPL (WIPL). WIPL can be organized in March this year.
BCCI has earned a bumper by selling the media rights of Women’s IPL (WIPL). Viacom18 has bought the media rights of WIPL for Rs 951 crore for five years. Companies like Disney Star and Sony were also involved in the auction for media rights but Viacom 18 won. The auction was held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday. The women’s IPL is expected to start in the first week of March, in which five teams will participate. All the matches of the first season will be held in Mumbai.
Women cricketers go berserk after WIPL’s media rights are sold for a whopping amount. Cricketers say that a new era will start in women’s cricket through WIPL. Indian women’s cricket team’s star batsman Smriti Mandhana wrote on Twitter, “Today will be remembered by every Indian women cricketer. WIPL is finally moving towards the event. The BCCI, Secretary Jay Shah and everyone involved deserve praise. With a global platform, women’s cricket will go to the next level. Come on girls get ready, the stage is yours now!”
At the same time, Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur tweeted, “Many congratulations to Viacom18 and BCCI for this historic day in women’s cricket.” A new era is beginning from today, where our women cricketers will get the platform they deserve. Through this, they will be able to prove themselves on the global stage and prepare themselves. I am sure you will be mesmerized by the talent we have here!”
Former captain Mithali Raj wrote on Twitter that the Women’s IPL will prove to be a game changer for women’s cricket and cricket in general. This step is an important milestone in that direction. Looking forward to a great tournament. Former veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami said that it is a matter of great pleasure. This is a testimony to the credibility and growth of women’s cricket. I am very happy.