Women's Premier League 2024 to kickstart on February 22 in Bengaluru: Reports

Updated - 21 Jan 2024, 07:46 PM

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After the successful conduct of the first edition of the Women’s Premier League, as per RevSportz the second edition of the tournament is all set to start from February 22 in Bengaluru. The final of the tournament shall be played in New Delhi. The WPL is one of the biggest T20 leagues in the history of women’s cricket wherein almost every top name from the world came out and played in the league.

Mumbai Indians led by Harmanpreet Kaur are the current champions of the Women’s Premier League, and they will aim to defend their title in the second edition of the tournament. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants are also the prime contenders to lift the title this season.

Women’s Premier League to start on February 22: Reports

The first edition of the Women’s Premier League was played across two venues which were the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the Brabourne Stadium in Bengaluru. However, in upcoming seasons there is a chance that the five-team tournament will go under an increase in venues and each team will play their matches on home and away grounds.

This includes the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru, Arun Jaitely Stadium in New Delhi for Delhi Capitals, Ekana Stadium for UP Warriorz in Lucknow, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for Gujarat Giants and the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the Mumbai Indians.

The final of the Women’s Premier League 2023 was played between Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals whereas, the UP Warriorz finished 3rd in the tournament. Gujarat Giants were very close to qualifying for the playoffs but ended up losing to UP Warriorz.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, which contained various big names such as Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine and skipper Smriti Mandhana, displayed a poor show in the tournament.

The Women’s Premier League can also be said as the biggest T20 league in the world. After the Women’s T20 Blast in England, and WBBL in Australia, BCCI also decided to start the T20 league, eyeing the performance of the women players in the past few years.

Before the WPL, BCCI used to conduct a Women’s T20 challenge within 3 teams during the Indian Premier League. However, the WPL has proved to be a great success in the first edition and its brand value is once again expected to increase in the second season.

Just like the Indian Premier League, the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League produced stars such as Shreyanka Patil and Saika Ishaque. The eyes will now be on players such as Vrinda Dinesh, Uma Chetry, Kashvee Gautam and Mannat Kashya, who will aim to play well for their team and also make their place in the Indian women’s cricket team.




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