The schedule for the second season of the Women's Premier League (WPL) has been announced. On February 23, the opening match will be held between Season-1 finalists Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. The eliminator will be played on March 15 and the final on March 17. All 22 matches of WPL will be held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 11-11 matches will be played in both the cities.
In Season 2 of WPL, the first 11 matches will be held in Bengaluru from 23 February to 4 March. After this, the remaining 11 matches will be played in Delhi from March 5 to 17. There will be only one match in a day and all the matches will start at 7:30 pm.
The last league match will be held in Delhi between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants on 13 March. There will be a break of one day each on 14th and 16th March. Whereas the eliminator will be played on March 15 and the final on March 17.
5 teams are also participating in the second season of WPL. All the teams will play 2-2 league matches against each other. After the end of the league stage, the team standing first in the points table will reach the finals. The eliminator will be played in Delhi between the second and third placed teams. The team that wins this will play the final against the first placed team on March 17.
The first season of the Women's Premier League (WPL) was played from 4 to 26 March in 2023. Mumbai Indians won the title by defeating Delhi Capitals in the final. Mumbai was captained by Harmanpreet Kaur and Delhi by Meg Lanning. 5 teams had participated in the first season, only 5 teams will participate in the second season also.
According to reports, BCCI wanted to hold the second season of the Women's Premier League in different stadiums in the same state. Because matches being held in the same state make management easier.
BCCI had taken out 2 options for Maharashtra and Gujarat. But all the matches of Season 1 were played in Mumbai, hence it is not being hosted this time. Whereas the spectator capacity of Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad would have been too much for the tournament. Therefore BCCI dropped both these stadiums and finally agreed on Delhi and Bengaluru.
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