BCCI secured a collective offer of Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of the five clubs.
Former England cricketer turned commentator Isa Guha wrote: “A historic day for women’s football”.
“For sure this is HISTORIC. The women’s game is already breaking records and they haven’t even played a game yet. It’s so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI and everyone involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB (Bangalore), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Lucknow) #WPL,” tweeted former Australian cricketer Lisa Shalekar.
It sure is HISTORIC. The women’s game is already breaking records and they haven’t even played a game yet. It’s so ex… https://t.co/n7pUVYy5UK
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) 1674640817000
Australian pacemaker Megan Schutt said the development was great not only for women’s cricket but also for women’s sports around the world.
“Incredibly exciting, it marks the start of an era. Ideal for female cricketers, but also ideal for women’s sport around the world, investment equals opportunity,” Schutt said.
Incredibly exciting 👏🏼 this marks the start of an era. Great for female cricketers but also great for women’s sports… https://t.co/ojYfuMLwu0
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) 1674646221000
New Zealand’s Frances Mackay added: “Huge 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 amazing 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 peacemaker Kate Cross didn’t mince words, calling out those “who have devalued women’s (playing) sport” in the past.
“Today is the day you can put your middle finger in front of all those people who have devalued women’s sport,” Cross tweeted.
Today is the day you have to raise your middle finger in front of 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 enter the WPL.
South African Marizanne Kapp, England’s Danielle Wyatt and Australia’s Holly Ferling said the women’s league 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 sport has changed forever. Game changer. Life c… https://t.co/AQXUgkYPxp
— Holly Ferling (@Holly_Ferling) 1674645148000
How exciting, big day for women’s cricket 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/LzxaNP3IGT
— Marizanne Kapp (@kappie777) 1674644127000
Former cricketer Mel Jones was at a loss for words.
When you have no words… but a million words at once. 🤯🤯🤯 https://t.co/duLy4Blxs5
—Mel Jones (@meljones_33) 1674646864000