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WPL 2023 Auction: MI sign Harmanpreet Kaur for Rs 1.8 crore, RCB buy Smriti Mandhana for Rs 3.4 crore

New Delhi: The Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 auction has begun. Team India's vice-captain Smriti Mandhana will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team bought for 3.4 crores. Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur will play for Mumbai Indians. Sold in auction for 1.8 crores.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 auction has begun. Team India’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team bought for 3.4 crores. Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur will play for Mumbai Indians. Sold in auction for 1.8 crores.

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Indian vice-captain Smriti Mandhana has been bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.40 crore in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction. Mumbai Indians bought Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur in the WPL auction for Rs 1.80 crore.

1: Smriti Mandhana: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rs 3.40 crore
2: Harmanpreet Kaur: Mumbai Indians, Rs 1.80 crore
3: Sophie Ellestone: Capri Global Holdings (Lucknow), 1.80 crore
4: Ellyse Perry: Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1.70 crores,
5: Sophie Devine, Royal Challengers Bangalore, 50 lakhs.
6: Ashley Garner, Adani Sportline, 3.20 crores.

A total of 90 players can be bid for by the five franchises in this auction for which the final list of 409 cricketers has been released. All 22 matches of the league will be held in Mumbai from March 4 to 26. Out of these 409 players, 246 are Indians while 163 are foreign players. Out of this, players from eight associate countries.

Of these players, 202 have represented the national team. In this list, 24 players have placed themselves in the highest Rs 50 lakh bracket while 38 players are in the Rs 40 lakh bracket. According to a release issued by the Cricket Board of India (BCCI), the auction of the Women’s Premier League is being held on 13 February 2023 at the ‘Jio World Convention Center’ in Mumbai.

For this, a total of 409 cricketers list has been issued. “According to the release,” A total of 1525 players have registered for the auction of the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League and the final list has been given place to 409 players.

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The BCCI (Cricket Board of India) sold the broadcast rights of this league for Rs 951 crore after fetching Rs 4669.99 crore in the bid for five teams. Apart from IPL teams like Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals, Capri Global Holdings (Lucknow) and Adani Sportline have bought franchise teams for WPL.

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