Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 18:39 IST
The Royal Challengers Sports activities Personal Restricted efficiently acquired the rights to personal and function a franchise within the Girls’s Premier League. A Diageo India-owned subsidiary, which runs the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the IPL, bought the maintain of the group with a bidding quantity of Rs 901 crores.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore marked a historic second in the present day which can be remembered and celebrated for a few years to come back. We’re thrilled to be part of this mission with BCCI to revolutionise girls’s cricket, not simply in India however throughout the globe. On the core of Diageo, is the worth of gender inclusivity that embraces range within the broadest potential sense and this enterprise champions us to welcome and rejoice girls’s cricket for who they’re and the worth they create within the journey of this sport, Cricket,” stated Prathmesh Mishra, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“Due to this fact, it’s a becoming asset in the suitable path for Diageo India-owned franchise. We held again all our investments in abroad groups to personal a group that aligns with this philosophy and core worth, and it offers us immense pleasure to have marked this accomplishment positively. We actually stay up for bringing the primary season of Girls’s IPL to our most loyal and wonderful followers,” he added.
The inaugural version of the Girls’s Premier League, to be performed between 5 groups, is anticipated to be held in March this yr and will embrace 22 matches. The WPL replaces the Girls’s T20 Problem, a three-team exhibition match, as India’s predominant girls’s T20 franchise competitors.
“We’re thrilled to strengthen our journey in cricket with the addition of a girls’s group. Girls’s cricket has proven huge development up to now few years, and it has promising potential for development in India,” stated Rajesh V Menon, Head and Vice President of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“We have now been following girls’s leagues very carefully and our scouting group has set their eyes on girls cricketers for a while now, as a part of RCB Hinterland scouting system and it offers us immense pleasure to see all of it coming collectively for a group that units to play for the inaugural version of ladies’s IPL within the nation,” he added.
On January 16, Viacom18 Media Personal Restricted gained the consolidated bid for media rights (i.e., World Televisions Rights and World Digital Rights) of the WPL for 2023-2027.
Viacom18 gained the rights with a bid of INR 951 crores, which interprets to a per-match worth of INR 7.09 crores. It’s believed that 22 matches could possibly be held for the primary three seasons with a chance of accelerating the matches to both 33 or 34 from 2026 onwards.
(With IANS Inputs)