CSK has already started the process of procuring the ITT documents. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said, ‘We have applied for the purchase of the bid document. Now we have to find out about its economics. we are interested. If CSK doesn’t have a women’s team, it may not look good. We would like to promote women’s cricket.
Rajasthan Royals President Ranjit Barthakur has also confirmed the same. He said – We are selecting the bid document. According to a source, the BCCI has not fixed the base price for buying the team. A source told The Times of India, “It seems that BCCI has not put a base price for buying a team in WIPL, which is a wise decision. If you keep a very high base price, you will scare away potential investors.’
A source said- I think everyone is smart enough not to lose money. No one remembers a small loss, but everyone is alert about a big loss. If the base price is Rs 400 crore then the teams will be losing Rs 50-80 crore per year and I can’t imagine anyone having an appetite for that.
The interest of potential investors in IPL franchises and WIPL seems to have picked up in a big way for the India-Australia T20 series in Mumbai in December. A record 47,000 fans attended the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai for the second game. The ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup is scheduled to begin on January 14. After that there will be the Women’s T20 World Cup in February. It is believed that during this time there will be a lot of passion among the fans about women’s cricket.
The inaugural season of WIPL is likely to be played from the first week of March till the end of the month before the start of IPL. There will be five teams in this. It is likely that the entire league will be played in Mumbai, which has three world-class grounds – Wankhede Stadium, DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium. Although this could not be confirmed.
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