The BCCI has decided that the Women’s IPL will have five teams for the inaugural edition of Women’s IPL in 2023. The Board is thinking to bring five overseas players, four from full ICC members and 1 player from the associate nation that will build a Playing XI. The two venues and 20 league matches are going to be held by BCCI in March 2023 window after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February.
BCCI has now released the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for Women’s IPL Media Rights for 2023-2027. Famous Indian sports networks like Disney-Star, Viacom18 and Sony Sports Network will all be interested in acquiring the bids of this tournament for the inaugural 5 years.
The Invitation to Tender will be made available upon receipt of payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 5,00,000. The ITT will be available for purchase till 31st December 2022.
The IPL 2008 Media Rights went for Rs 8,200 crores and the current IPL Media Rights deal earned Rs 48,390 crores for BCCI. So, BCCI can expect around Rs 8,000 crores from the inaugural Women’s IPL Media Rights.
BCCI said in a statement: “The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids from reputed entities to acquire the Media Rights for the Women’s Indian Premier League Seasons 2023-2027, through a tender process.”
Women’s IPL 2023-2027 Media Rights Details:
The detailed terms and conditions governing the tender process including eligibility requirements, process for submissions of bids, proposed media rights packages, and obligations, etc. are contained in the ‘Invitation to Tender’ (“ITT”) which will be made available on receipt of payment of non-refundable fee of INR 5,00,000 (Rupees Five Lakhs Only) plus any applicable Goods and Services Tax. The procedure to procure the ITT documents is enlisted in Annexure A to this document. The ITT will be available for purchase till December 31, 2022.
Interested parties are requested to email the details of payment made for the purchase of the ITT to [email protected], as per the procedure laid down in Annexure A. It is clarified that the ITT documents shall be shared only upon receipt of payment of the non-refundable fee as above.
Any interested party wishing to submit a bid is required to purchase the ITT. However, only those satisfying the eligibility criteria set out in the ITT and subject to the other terms and conditions set out therein, shall be eligible to bid. It is clarified that merely purchasing this ITT does not entitle any person to bid.
BCCI reserves the right to cancel or amend the bidding process at any stage in any manner at its discretion.
Read: Women’s IPL in 2023 will have 5 teams, 2 venues and 20 league matches