The Women’s Indian Premier League will be held prior next month, prior to the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. As per reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has set the salary cap for the Women’s IPL.
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The WIPL, which will get underway from this year, will have five teams competing for the first three years. The teams have no provision for icon players. The BCCI has set the salary cap at Rs. 12 Crore. In the subsequent four years, the fund size will see an annual increment of Rs. 1.5 crores.
Following the first five-year cycle, the salary cap for the Women’s league will reach Rs. 18 crores.
Women’s IPL Prize Money:
The BCCI will unveil the five women’s IPL teams on January 25th.
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The prize money for the women’s T20 league will be Rs. 10 crores for the players. For the teams the prize money will be Rs. 6 crores for the winners, while the runner-up will receive Rs. 3 crores. The third-paced team of the women’s IPL will be awarded Rs. 1 crore. As reported in the Cricbuzz, the BCCI said, “100percent of player prize money is to be distributed amongst the players.”
There is another key difference between the IPL and WIPL. In WIPL, the BCCI will allow five international players to feature in the playing XI. Furthermore, amongst the five, at least one player has to be from an Associate nation. This rule differs from the men’s league. In the IPL, only four international players can feature in the playing XI.
WIPL Start Date
BCCI hasn’t announced the start date of the inaugural edition of the league. As reported, the WIPL will be head ahead of the IPL. As per reports, the Women’s IPL will start in the first week of March.
Though the women’s league is getting underway after over a decade since the IPL started, this comes as a big boost to women’s cricket. Viacom18 baaged the media rights for the Women’s IPL for a whopping amount of Rs. 951 crores.