The Indian Cricket Board has announced the mascot of the Women’s Premier League, named ‘Shakti’. A tiger decorated as female batter, wearing a blue jersey like the Indian national team.
Board Secretary Jai Shah released the video of the Women’s Premier League mascot on Thursday. The management will use the video to promote the competition. Revealing the mascot on social media, Joy wrote about him,
“She’s fast, fierce and full of fire! And ready to set the field on fire.”
A few days ago, the theme song of the tournament was released by the Indian Cricket Board. All in all, the board leaders do not want to leave any flaws in organizing the new women’s T20 competition.
Women’s premier league to start from March 4
The Women’s Premier League has become the second largest cricket competition in its first year in terms of revenue. First there was the IPL. By selling five franchises, the board got Tk 4669 crore. The board’s income from broadcasting rights is Rs. 961 crore. The first five teams in the competition are Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants, Delhi Capitals and UP Warriors.
The Women’s Premier League auction took place on February 13. Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive. RCB took him to the team for 3.8 crores. Bengal’s Richa Ghosh and Titas Sadhu, members of U-19 T20 World Cup champion team, will also be playing in the competition. Richa will play for Bangalore. Titas was picked up by the Delhi franchise.
The first women’s premier league will start from March 4. There will be a total of 22 matches. There will be 11 matches each at Brabourne and DY Patil stadiums in Mumbai. Mumbai and Gujarat will meet in the first match. Cricket officials claim that this new competition will advance women’s cricket a lot.
For the last few years, there has been a demand to start the women’s IPL. Harmanpreet Kaur was looking forward to this competition. Until now, the Indian board organized the T20 competition by dividing the country’s top women cricketers into three teams.
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