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Viacom18 acquires WIPL media rights for 5 years – SBB Times


Viacom18 has acquired the media rights for the Women’s IPL. They also gave Rs 951 crore to BCCI, which means the broadcaster will pay Rs 7.09 crore per match value to BCCI for the next 5 years (2023-27) as well. This is a huge development for women’s cricket. Later BCCI Secretary Jai Shah also confirmed this news.

In another tweet, Jay Shah also said that after pay equity, bidding for media rights of women’s IPL is another historic mandate. She referred to it as the beginning of a new era as well as a big and decisive step for the empowerment of women’s cricket in India. Jay Shah hopes that WIPL will also ensure the participation of women of all ages.

Five price ranges, from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh has been kept as the base price for the first auction before WIPL. The cutoff date for registration of the auction is also January 26. Uncapped players have two options while capped players—those who have played for India or are currently on central contract—can choose one of three base prices: Rs. 30 lakhs, Rs. 40 lakhs, or Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. 10 lakhs and Rs. 20 lakhs) also. The BCCI will also unveil the five WIPL franchises on January 25.

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