The inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League 2023 will be played in Mumbai from March 4 to 26, the Indian Premier League chairman Arun Singh Dhumal confirmed on Monday.
The WPL 2023 auction will also be held in the city on February 13.
Five teams will compete in the maiden edition and all the 22 matches will be played at the Brabourne and DY Patil Stadium in the city.
With the five teams fetching ₹4669.99 crore and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selling the media rights for ₹951 crore, the WPL is the second biggest T20 League in the world behind the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Apart from three IPL team owners -- Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals -- Capri Global Holdings (Lucknow) and the Adani Sportsline have bought the five franchises.
Around 1500 players have registered for the league and the final list is expected to be released later this week.
WPL 2023 Auction details
Each team will have a purse of ₹12 crore at the players' auction and will need to buy a minimum of 15 players and maximum of 18.
Up to five overseas players, including one from associate member country, will be allowed in the playing eleven.
A total of 22 games will be played in the inaugural season with the top-ranked team in the league stage qualifying directly for the final. The second and third placed teams will battle out for a place in the title clash.
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