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07 Jan 2023 | 10:41 AM

BCCI directs players to register for WIPL by January 26

The inaugural edition of the tournament is expected to start sometime in the first week of March

In a document sent to both capped and uncapped Indian women cricketers, the BCCI has asked them to register for the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) on or before 5 PM on January 26, 2023, according to a report on Cricbuzz. The teams will then be picked via a player auction, which is scheduled to take place some time in February.

The capped players will be divided into three reverse pricing categories - INR 50 Lakh, INR 40 Lakh and INR 20 Lakh, which will be the starting point of the bidding. The uncapped players, on the other hand, have been set a base price of INR 20 Lakh and INR 10 Lakh.

Among those who register for the auction, the list will further be reduced by the five WIPL teams which are yet to be established. Those who have registered for the auction and yet do not get picked will get a second chance as they have an opportunity to be selected as replacement players.

The media right auction was postponed and will nowbe held on January 16. The Governing Council of the IPL has also released the ITT (Invitation to Tender) to acquire, own and operate teams in the competition the deadline of which has been set as January 21.

The inaugural edition of the WIPL is expected to get underway in the first week of March. It will feature five teams.

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