The Lucknow-based Women’s Premier League (WPL) franchise, owned by Capri Global Holdings, will be called as ‘UP Warriorz’.
One of the five teams involved in the much-awaited 2023 Women’s Premier League, the UP Warriorz became a reality the moment Capri Global Holdings Private Limited won the bid for the Lucknow-based franchise at Rs 757 Crores at an Auction hosted by the BCCI.
UP Warriorz’s logo comprises four main components – an inspired rendition of the Sarus crane in motion, a sword, wings that extend out like the sun in the morning, and a shield to hold it all together. The key element is the tallest flying bird in the world and state bird of Uttar Pradesh, the sarus crane – a metaphor for movement, grace, balance, and reaching new heights.
“We believe in the huge potential of women’s cricket in India. While this is our fourth professional sports team, I believe we have just started this journey, and look forward to making significant strides. We want the team to be a source of inspiration for young women cricketers and the people in one of India’s biggest and most beautiful states, Uttar Pradesh,” said Rajesh Sharma, Managing Director, Capri Global Holdings Private Limited.
The inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023) is set to be played in Mumbai from March 4 to March 26, 2023. A total of 22 matches will be played with the Brabourne Stadium & DY Patil Stadium playing hosts to the marquee tournament. The Player Auction for the WPL (WPL 2023 Auction) will be held in Mumbai on February 13, 2023.