The BCCI has recently invited tenders for the right to own and operate a team in the Women’s IPL.
Many of the men’s IPL franchises are ready for the opportunity and want to purchase a team.
The first of these is Rajasthan Royals and now their CEO, Jake Lush McCrum has revealed that their franchise is interested in buying one.
Reads a BCCI statement,
The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids from reputed entities to acquire the right to own and operate a team in the Women’s Indian Premier League, through a tender process.
McCrum has stated that they already are investing a lot of money in women’s cricket and will continue to do so in the future as well.
We have invested a huge amount of money in women’s cricket especially in last few years. And that will continue whatever happens.
McCrum says Rajasthan Royals has a keen interest in women’s cricket
Adding further, McCrum says that Rajasthan Royals are very keen on purchasing a team in the WIPL and also says that it is a great step in women’s cricket.
There is some reasonable economics involved, but we want a team and we have shown that keenness. And it would have been two years ago. It might have been just us or a couple of others who were really keen to push this cause (Women’s IPL). And it’s great to see the growth of the women’s game since then.
As per the circular, all the interested parties will have to submit a non-refundable amount of INR 5 lakhs in order to receive and access the Invitation to Tender.
The WIPL is all set to start this year with 5 teams but the official date has not been announced.
Most probably the tournament will kick off on the 3rd of March and end on the 26th of March.
The tournament is going to be played in India itself.
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