The BCCI earned a combined bid of Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of the five clubs.
Former England cricketer turned commentator Isa Guha wrote: “A historic day for the women’s game.”
“It sure is HISTORIC. The women have already broken records and they haven’t even played a match yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI and everyone involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB ( Bangalore ), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Luckknow) #WPL,” former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.
HISTORICAL it is for sure. The women have already broken records and they haven’t even played a game yet. This is so ex… https://t.co/n7pUVYy5UK
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) 1674640817000
Australia’s pacesetter Megan Schutt said the development is great not just for women’s cricket, but for women’s sports around the world.
“Incredibly exciting, this marks the beginning of an era. Great for female cricketers, but also great for female sports around the world. Investing equals opportunity,” Schutt said.
Very exciting 👏🏼 this marks the beginning of an era. Great for female cricketers, but also great for female sports… https://t.co/ojYfuMLwu0
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) 1674646221000
New Zealand’s Frances Mackay added: “Big day for women’s cricket. Look at those numbers! Can’t wait for the Women’s Premier League!”
Australian all-rounder Jessica Jonassen said, “Wow! What an incredible result for the women’s game.”
Wow! What an incredible result for the women’s game 👏🏽🔥 #WPL https://t.co/3OlRtkX5xi
— Jessica Jonassen (@JJonassen21) 1674641883000
England pacer Kate Cross didn’t mince words, calling out those “who have devalued women’s (gaming) sport” in the past.
“Today is the day you can raise your middle finger to all those people who have devalued women’s sport.. The @BCCI has recognized that something special is happening and is about to give female cricketers the platform they deserve. Here comes the # WPL,” Cross tweeted.
Today is the day you can raise your middle finger to all those people who have devalued women’s sport… https://t.co/VVt4l3pz0D
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) 1674644750000
IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have made successful bids of Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively to participate in the WPL.
South African Marizanne Kapp, England’s Danielle Wyatt and Australia’s Holly Ferling said the women’s competition would be “life-changing”.
This is amazing! 👀 👏🏼 how exciting ☺️ #WPL https://t.co/HRbgW7oJYH
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) 1674641993000
Today is the day the landscape of women’s cricket and women’s sports has changed forever. Game change. Living c… https://t.co/AQXUgkYPxp
— Holly Ferling (@Holly_Ferling) 1674645148000
What an exciting, big day for women’s cricket 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/LzxaNP3IGT
— Marizanne Kapp (@kappie777) 1674644127000
Former cricketer Mel Jones was speechless.
When you have no words… but a million words at the same time. 🤯🤯🤯 https://t.co/duLy4Blxs5
— Mel Jones (@meljones_33) 1674646864000