Last Update on: February 13th, 2023 at 07:00 pm
The much anticipated Women’s Premiere League (WPL) Auction 2023 proved to be an enthralling one. Indian Women’s Cricket Team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whooping INR 1.8 Crore. BCCI would be quite delighted if there was a good tussle between franchises to buy players.
The WPL is all set to take place from 4th March to 26th March. The specialty of this league is that a franchise can field 5 overseas players in the playing 11 where we would witness scintillating action. BCCI would be hoping that the Indian Women’s Cricket team gets used to tough scenarios.
BCCI on Sponsorships
BCCI Advisory has issued strict guidelines to the WPL teams regarding sponsorship.
“No Franchisee shall undertake a partnership or any kind of association with an entity that is in any way connected/related to an entity that is involved/operates, directly or indirectly, in the betting/gambling/real money gaming/tobacco sector. The Franchisees may engage in partnerships with entities in the fantasy sports sector.” said the BCCI advisory.
“No Franchisee shall undertake a partnership or any kind of association with an entity that is in any way connected/related to an entity that is involved/operates, directly or indirectly, in the cryptocurrency sector.” the statement stated.
BCCI warns WPL teams
BCCI Advisory issued a warning to WPL Teams.
“These guidelines form part of the WPL regulations and any breaches of these guidelines will be dealt with as per the provisions of section 6 of the Operational Rules. Any breaches of the Clothing & Equipment Regulations will be dealt with as per the provisions of the Disciplinary process.” said BCCI.
“The franchisees should provide full details of the rights and benefits that will be utilized by their sponsors, not less than 10 days before the start of the season, as per the franchise commercial deliverables sheet, which will be shared by the BCCI.” the statement added.