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WPL 2023 opening ceremony: Full schedule, where to watch, live streaming, other details

  • WPL: The five-team Women's Premier League begins on March 4 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and runs until March 26, with top players from around the world set to take part

Delhi Capitals' cricketers Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues during a press conference ahead of the WPL 2023, in Mumbai

India's inaugural Women's Premier League(WPL) cricket has generated hundreds of millions of dollars even before a ball is bowled on Saturday, with experts calling it a game-changing moment for women's sport. The five-team Women's Premier League begins on March 4 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and runs until March 26, with top players from around the world set to take part. In its first season, the Women's Premier League will stage a total of 20 league matches and two Playoff games that will be played in a duration of 23 days.

The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow ahead of the first WPL match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans. The opening ceremony for WPL will be held on 4 March at 5:30 pm. Cricket fans can watch the live streaming of the opening ceremony of WPL on Jio Cinema. It will also be broadcast on Sports 18 Network.

Several Bollywood celebrities are expected to mark their presence at the opening ceremony of WPL 2023.

Bollywood stars Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon will perform at the ceremony. Punjabi-Canadian rapper AP Dhillon will also attend the opening ceremony and perform live for the spectators.

DY Patil Stadium will host the WPL opening ceremony before the opening match of the WPL's inaugural edition between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans on March 4.

DateMatchTimeVenue
Mar-04Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-05Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals03:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-05UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-06Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-07Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-08Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-09Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-10Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-11Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-12UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-13Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-14Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-15UP Warriorz vs Royal Challengers Bangalore07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-16Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-18Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz03:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-18Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-20Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz03:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-20Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-21Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians03:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-21UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI
Mar-24Eliminator07:30 PM ISTDY Patil Stadium
Mar-26Final07:30 PM ISTBrabourne – CCI

On Sunday, March 5, the WPL will have its first double-header day where Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off against Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium, CCI. UP Warriorz will play their first game of the league against Gujarat Giants at the DY Patil Stadium in the evening.

There will be four double headers with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST. All evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.

A total of 11 matches each will be held at the DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

The final game of the league stage will be played between UP Warriorz and Delhi Capitals on 21st March at the Brabourne Stadium, CCI. The Eliminator will be played at the DY Patil Stadium on 24th March.

The Final of Women's Premier League 2023 will be played at the Brabourne Stadium on 26th March.

Investors have already ploughed huge sums into the WPL, including Indian tycoon and Gujarat Giants owner Gautam Adani, but it remains to be seen what audiences the tournament can attract and whether it will turn a profit.

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