The daunting math of women’s IPL
The five franchises will be decided from a list of 10 cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Dharamshala, Guwahati, Indore, and Lucknow—and the gap between the demand and the supply may result in some irrationally exuberant and financially unviable bids, feel some owners and experts
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), one of the world’s richest sports governing bodies, will auction the five franchises for the inaugural Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) on Wednesday, 15 years after the launch of the men’s version, which now counts among the most popular sports leagues in the world and has transformed how cricket is played across all its formats.
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