Women’s IPL: Viacom18 Wins Media Rights For Rs 951 Crore

Mumbai: The media rights for the Women’s IPL have been auctioned for INR 951 crores, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah informed.

Viacom18 has been awarded the media rights for the Women’s IPL (2023-27) with a commitment of INR 7.09 crores per match for the next five years.

“Congratulations Viacom18 for winning the Women’s IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in BCCI and BCCI Women. Viacom has committed INR 951 crores which means per match value of INR 7.09 crores for next 5 years (2023-27). This is massive for Women’s Cricket,” Shah tweeted.

“After pay equity, today’s bidding for media rights for Women’s IPL marks another historic mandate. It’s a big and decisive step for empowerment of women’s cricket in India, which will ensure participation of women from all ages. A new dawn indeed!”

The Invitation to Tender for the opportunity to own and manage a team in the Women’s IPL was announced by BCCI on January 3.

A franchise-based concept is likely to see five teams in the debut season of the much-awaited Women’s IPL, which is scheduled to begin in 2023. The BCCI approved the start of the Women’s IPL at the Governing Council Meeting last year.

The first season will probably be played in March, despite the fact that no formal dates have been revealed yet. On January 25, the five Women’s IPL teams will be unveiled by the BCCI soon. At least eight out of the ten IPL franchisees have reportedly stated that they will bid for a franchise. The Indian Cricket Board had identified 10 such cities in the auction.

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