The Glazer family, who owns Manchester United football club, have affirmed that they are interested in the Women’s IPL 2023 and are monitoring the developments very closely. The owners of Manchester United had earlier tried to bid for Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants in 2021 but were pipped by CVC Capital Partners and RPSG group respectively. Now, with BCCI ready to conduct Indian Premier League for Women, the Glazer Family is seriously looking at it as an opportunity to enter the Indian sporting market.
The BCCI has launched the WIPL ITT recently and it has come to our knowledge that around 20 companies, including the existing IPL franchises and others who missed an opportunity to buy an IPL franchise in 2021, are going to take part in the bidding process.
The auction for WIPL franchises will be carried out by the BCCI on January 25. Interested bidders can purchase the WIPL ITT from the BCCI till January 21. The companies can submit their bids before January 23, which, will then be evaluated by the BCCI. It is important to know that the BCCI is not obliged to sell WIPL teams to the highest bidders and there are several other conditions as well.