February 13, 2023, will forever be etched on the cricketing books as world cricket prepares itself to embrace the revolutionary leap in women’s cricket in India and the world. Check out the moment-by-moment Women’s IPL 2023 auction live updates from this blog.
Womens Premier League Auction 2023 Live Updates
3:32 PM – Beth Mooney sold to Gujarat for INR 2 crores.
3:28 PM – Tahlia McGrath from Australia has been sold to UP Warriorz for INR 1.4 crores.
3:25 PM – Nat Sciver bought by team Mumbai for INR 3.2 crores.
3:21 PM – Renuka Singh was bought by team Bangalore for INR 1.5 crores.
3:18 PM – Deepti Sharma sold to UP Warriorz for INR 2.6 crores.
3:05 PM – Team Bangalore has spent 30 percent of its total purse value on Smriti Mandhana.
Sophie Ecclestone plays for UP Warriors— Ro_hit45 (@ImRohit45_) February 13, 2023
Bought at 1.8 cr#WIPL #WPLAuction #WPL #WPL2023 #WomensIPL #WomensPremierLeague #IPL @Sophecc19 #SophieEcclestone #ENGLAND #up #UPWarriorz pic.twitter.com/vdsc38aAsl
3:02 PM – Sophie Ecclestone has been bought by UP Warriorz for INR 1.8 crores.
2:59 PM – Ellyse Perry goes to Bangalore for INR 1.7 crores.
2:57 PM – Ashleigh Gardner sold to team Gujarat for INR 3.2 crores.
2:55 PM – Hayley Mathews from the West Indies becomes the 1st player to go unsold the at WPL auction 2023.
2:54 PM – Team Bangalore buys Sophie Devine for INR 50 lakhs.
2:53 PM – Harmanpreet Kaur goes to team Mumbai for INR 1.8 crores.
2:49 PM – Smriti Mandhana sold to team Bengaluru for INR 3.4 crores after a bidding war with team Mumbai.
2:44 PM – The logo for the Women’s Premier League unveiled at Mumbai by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
2:35 PM – Here is what Smriti Mandhana had to say before the WPL 2023 auction
Smriti Mandhana before the auction of #WIPL “I have always watched the men’s IPL and Auctions. I am really excited that how it will unfold. Hope it goes well, all teams are well-balanced, and I get a good team.”#WomensIPL #WomensCricket #SmritiMandhana #Cricket pic.twitter.com/nubd22cERh— Indian Sports Fans (@IndianSportFan) February 13, 2023
2:20 PM – The first set of players in the base price label of INR 50 lakhs has been produced to the auctioneer. Here is the list of players who have been included under the highest base price category for the WPL auction 2023 –
Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana, Renuka Singh, Shafali Verma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh, Meghna Singh, Sneh Rana, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Darcie Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Jess Jonassen, Danni Wyatt, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Devine, Deandra Dottin, Sinalo Jafta, Loryn Phiri
The Women’s IPL auctions for the season 2023 have begun at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai at 2 PM IST. In total 5 franchises will wrestle out to put up the strongest team for the inaugural season of the Women’s Indian Premier League or Women’s Premier League (WPL). 409 players from all across the globe will be put under the hammer. 246 Indian players and 163 overseas players, including players from associate nations, have been shortlisted for the Women’s IPL auction.