Mumbai Indians(MI) team captained by Harmanpreet Kaur(India) defeated the Delhi Capitals(DC) led by Meghann(Meg) Lanning (Australia) to win the inaugural TATA Women’s Premier League(WPL) 2023 championship. MI defeated DC by 7 wickets in the finals held in Brabourne Stadium at Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharastra on 26th March 2023.
- Tata Women’s Premier League 2023 held from 4th to 26th March 2023 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Player of the March(finals): Natalie Ruth Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians)
Awards TATA WPL 2023:
Prize money: MI, the winning team received the prize money of Rs 6 crores and the runner up, DC, received a cash prize of Rs 3 crore.
|Most Valuable Player||Hayley Matthews (MI)|
|Orange cap winner (Top Run Scorer)||Meg Lanning (DC)|
|Purple cap winner ( Highest Wicket Taker)||Hayley Matthews (MI)|
|Catch of the season||Harmanpreet Kaur (MI)|
|Safari Powerful Striker of the season||Sophie Devine (Royal Challengers Bangalore-RCB)|
|Emerging Player||Yastika Bhatia (RCB)|
|Fair Play award||Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals|
|Powerful Super Striker of the Match||Radha Yadav (DC)|
About TATA WPL 2023:
i.The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is a women’s Twenty20 cricket franchise league in India.
ii.The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) is the body responsible for the operation of the WPL.
Venues of TATA WPL 2023:
The Brabourne Stadium at Churchgate and the DY Patil Stadium at Nerul in Navi Mumbai are the designated venues.
- All 22 matches of the tournament took place in Mumbai.
5 teams contented for the inaugural Tata WPL championship:
- Mumbai Indians
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Gujarat Giants
- UP Warriorz
- Delhi Capitals
WPL 2023 Player Auction:
i.The auctions for the teams took place on the 13th and 14th February 2023.
ii.The auction saw a total of 87 Players(including 30 Overseas players) getting sold and Rs 59.5 crore splurged collectively amongst the 5 franchises.
iii.Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player. Royal challengers Bangalore got Smriti Mandhana for Rs 3.40 crore
i.The sponsors for the Women’s IPL rights for 5 years are awarded to the TATA group.
- Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, was the title sponsor of the WPL 2023.
ii.Fantasy league Partner- Dream11
iii.Strategic Timeout Partner- Ceat
iv.Pouring Partner- Amul
v.Streaming Partner- Viacom18
About Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI):
The BCCI is the governing body for cricket in India.
President– Roger Binny
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra