Royal Challengers Bangalore was one of the five franchises to successfully win the bid for the Women’s Premier League. According to sources RCB wanted to save money for the Women’s IPL and hence did not get a team in SA20 or Dubai Premier League.
Royal Challengers Bangalore unveiled the logo for Women’s IPL team on Twitter. They kept the red and gold color intact but added a sign of the female gender below the letter ‘C’.
“Breaking barriers, making history, and playing bold! Royal Challengers Bangalore are the proud owners of the Bengaluru Women’s Premier League Team,” the franchise tweeted.
RCB spent INR 901 CR to own an IPL team. Adani Group paid INR 1289 crore for the Ahmedabad franchise, Mumbai Indians paid INR 912 crore for a team, JSW spent INR 810 crore for the Delhi franchise, and Capri Global spent INR 757 crore for the Lucknow franchise.
Jay Shah tweeted
“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of the inaugural #WIPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs. 4669.99 Cr in total bid,” Jay Shah wrote on Twitter.
“This marks the beginning of a revolution in women’s cricket and paves the way for a transformative journey ahead not only for our women cricketers but for the entire sports fraternity. The #WIPL would bring necessary reforms in women’s cricket and would ensure an all-encompassing ecosystem that benefits each and every stakeholders,” the 34-year-old further added.
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