On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the final players list for the auction of the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL 2023 Auction).
WPL 2023 Auction is scheduled to take place on February 13, 2023 in Mumbai.
A total of 1525 players registered for the inaugural Women’s Premier League Player Auction & the final list was pruned to 409 players.
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Out of 409 players, 246 are Indians and 163 are overseas players of which 8 players are from associate nations. The total number of capped players are 202, uncapped players are 199 and 8 are from associate nations.
A maximum of 90 slots are available with the five teams, with 30 being slotted for overseas players.
Rs 50 Lakhs is the highest reserve price with 24 players choosing to be slotted in the highest bracket. Team India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and India’s Under-19 T20 World Cup-winning captain Shafali Verma are among the few Indians who have slotted themselves in the highest bracket.
13 overseas players have also slotted themselves under the Rs 50 Lakh reserve price with the likes of Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine & Deandra Dottin to name a few.
30 players are on the auction list with a base price of Rs 40 Lakh.
WPL 2023 is set to be played in Mumbai from March 4 to 26. A total of 22 matches will be played with the Brabourne Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium playing hosts to the marquee tournament.