Women’s IPL Auctions 2023: Adani Group Makes the Biggest Bid

The Women’s IPL 2023 auctions concluded on January 25 in Mumbai and according to the BCCI, Adani Group has made the biggest bid to buy a WIPL team. Adani Group bought the Ahmedabad franchise on the day of the WIPL 2023 auctions for the highest amount – INR 1289 crores. This will be Adani Group’s debut in the sporting league after narrowly missing out on buying an IPL franchise in 2021. 

In addition to the Adani Group, the remaining franchises were bought by Capri Global, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The 5 WIPL 2023 teams will be based out of Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. 

The BCCI will generate a revenue of INR 4669.99 crores over 10 years from the franchises. The BCCI had earlier sold the WIPL media rights to Viacom 18 for INR 951 crores for the 2023-27 cycle. By combining the WIPL auction revenue and media rights revenue, the league has become the 2nd-largest cricket league in the world. The first place is being held by IPL. 

Given below is the list of winning bidders for WIPL along with the franchises they bought and the amount. 

Name of the Winning BidderFranchiseAmount (In INR)
Adani Sportsline Pvt. LtdAhmedabad1289 crores
Indiawin Sports Pvt. LtdMumbai912.99 crores
Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. LtdBengaluru901 crores
JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. LtdDelhi810 crores
Capri Global Holding Pvt. LtdLucknow757 crores

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