With only some weeks left for the initial Women’s Premier League, the Tata group has got the title sponsorship of the first-ever WPL. Now it will be TATA WPL after TATA IPL. The development comes lower than a time after the company replaced Vivo as the title guarantor of the monstrously popular Indian Premier League. “I’m pleased to advertise the Tata Group as the title guarantor of the initial WPL. With their support, we are confident that we can take women’s justice to the coming position,” twittered BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
According to a PTI report quoting BCCI sources, the TATA group has signed a deal securing the rights for 5 years. The WPL will start in Mumbai on March 4. Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium will host all the matches.
The first season of the Women’s Premier League will have five brigades contending for the jewel- Delhi centrals, Gujarat titans, Mumbai Indians, Royal contenders Bangalore and UP Warriorz. The five brigades were vended for 4700 crores. The trade of media rights had brought the BCCI ₹ 951 crores and the five brigades were vended for ₹4700 crores.
India’s Smriti Mandhana went to Royal contenders Bangalore for a whopping ₹3.40 crore while Australia’s All- rounder Ashleigh Gardner and England all-rounder Natalie Sciver are with Gujarat titans and Mumbai Indians for ₹3.20 crore independently. Team India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur will play from Mumbai Indians for ₹1.80 crores.