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WPL 2024 Auction: Franchises Gear Up with Boosted Purses for Mumbai Showdown

WPL 2024 Auction: The cricketing calendar is marked for another exciting event as the Women’s Premier League (WPL) gears up for its 2024 auction, scheduled to take place on December 9 in Mumbai. Anticipation is building as franchises receive a salary purse boost, setting the stage for an exhilarating bidding war.

Let’s have a look into more details: WPL 2024 Auction

In a significant development, each WPL franchise will now have an increased salary purse of Rs 13.50 Crore, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming auction. This boost comes as a strategic move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to enhance the competitiveness of the league.

The auction is slated to unfold in Mumbai on December 9, setting the tone for the WPL 2024 season, expected to grace the cricketing landscape in February. Although official venues are yet to be announced, speculations point towards Bengaluru and Mumbai as potential hosts for the two legs of this 5-team tournament.

WPL 2024 Auction: Franchises Gear Up with Boosted Purses for Mumbai Showdown

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As the auction drama unfolds, Gujarat Giants emerge as the front-runners with an impressive purse of Rs 5.95 Crore, providing them with ample flexibility to shape their squad with 10 available slots. UP Warriorz trail closely with a total purse of Rs 4 Crore, while Royal Challengers Bangalore strategically wield Rs 3.35 Crore.

Here’s a glimpse of the remaining purse for each franchise:

  • Delhi Capitals (DC): Rs 2.25 Crore (3 slots, 1 overseas)
  • Gujarat Giants (GG): Rs 5.95 Crore (10 slots, 3 overseas)
  • Mumbai Indians (MI): Rs 2.10 Crore (5 slots, 1 overseas)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Rs 3.35 Crore (7 slots, 3 overseas)
  • UP Warriorz (UPW): Rs 4 Crore (5 slots, 1 overseas)

The total remaining purse across franchises stands at Rs 17.65 Crore, with 30 available slots, including 9 overseas slots.

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WPL 2024 Auction: Franchises Gear Up with Boosted Purses for Mumbai Showdown

Intrigue surrounds the auction, with the Gujarat Giants strategically overhauling their squad by releasing 11 players. The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, opt for retention, releasing the least number of players to maintain their core strength. A total of 60 players, including 21 overseas cricketers, were retained across the five franchises, while 29 players bid adieu to their existing squads.

As the countdown to December 9 begins, the WPL 2024 auction promises to be a spectacle of talent acquisition, strategic planning, and intense bidding wars. With boosted purses, franchises are poised to make impactful selections, setting the stage for another thrilling season of women’s cricket.

Read more: IPL 2024 Retention  Unveiled: Explosive Moves and Surprising Shifts 

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