Jay Shah pointed out that today's bid for media rights for the Women's IPL is another historic mandate. This is a big and decisive step for the empowerment of women's cricket in India.
Viacom-18 bought the rights, Reliance-owned Viacom-18 Pvt Ltd has bought the rights to broadcast the Women's IPL. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah gave this information. He congratulated Viacom-18 for winning the media rights of the Women's IPL. Jai Shah said- Thank you for reposing faith in BCCI and BCCI Women. Viacom has promised Rs 951 crore, which means per match value of Rs 7.09 crore for the next five years (2023-27).
Congratulations @viacom18 for winning the Women’s @IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in @BCCI and @BCCIWomen. Viacom has committed INR 951 crores which means per match value of INR 7.09 crores for next 5 years (2023-27). This is massive for Women’s Cricket ???— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 16, 2023
Jay Shah pointed out that today's bid for media rights for the Women's IPL is another historic mandate. This is a big and decisive step for the empowerment of women's cricket in India, which will ensure the participation of women of all ages. It is indeed a new dawn.
Earlier, Viacom-18 had also bought the digital rights of the men's IPL. Viacom-18 had captured the digital rights of the men's IPL for Rs 23, 758 crore. The media rights for the men's IPL were sold in four packages. Out of which three were captured by Viacom-18. Apart from Package-B i.e. digital rights, Viacom also bagged Package-C (select 18 matches). He bid for Rs 2991 crore for this. At the same time, Viacom along with Times Internet bought Package-D for 1324 crores. In Package-D, Viacom-18 will telecast matches in Australia, South Africa and the UK. At the same time, Times Internet will broadcast the matches in the Middle East, North Africa as well as America and the rest of the world.
The BCCI has now also accelerated the exercise of selecting the women's IPL teams. The five teams of the Women's IPL are to be announced on January 25. The board has shortlisted 10 cities for this. At the same time, eight out of 10 IPL franchises have shown interest in buying the team. Several franchises including Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are ready to bid.
According to media reports, apart from Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans have made up their mind to buy women's team. At the same time, Royals Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants have not said anything about this yet. Five teams will play in the inaugural season of the Women's IPL. The first season will be held in March.
BCCI has shortlisted 10 cities including Delhi, Lucknow and Dharamshala. The shortlisted cities are Delhi (Arun Jaitley Stadium), Lucknow (Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium), Kolkata (Eden Garden Stadium), Bengaluru (M Chinnaswamy Stadium), Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium), Chennai (MA Chidambaram Stadium), Dharamsala ( Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium), Guwahati (Barspara Stadium), Indore (Holkar Stadium), and Mumbai (Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil Stadium).
IPL matches have been held in Dharamsala, Indore and Guwahati, but these three grounds are not the home ground of any team. According to media reports, the women's IPL can be organized from March 5 to 26. The men's tournament will begin after the women's IPL gets over.