First-ever Women's Premier League begin in Navi Mumbai
The Women's Premier League (WPL 2023) with five teams begins on 4 March 2023 in Navi Mumbai.
An overview of the news
After years of waiting and planning, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has launched a T20 franchise-based cricket league for women on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League.
India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as the MI skipper while opener Smriti Mandhana will captain the RCB women's team.
Australia's successful skipper Meg Lanning will captain Delhi Capitals, while Beth Mooney has been named as the skipper of Gujarat Giants.
Australian wicket keeper and batsman Alyssa Healy is leading the UP Warriors in WPL 2023.
First match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants was played at DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai 4 March.
The tournament final will be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, on the 26 March.
Five teams taking part in the inaugural edition of WPL
Mumbai Indians (MI),
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB),
Delhi Capitals (DC),
UP Warriorz (UPW)
Gujarat Giants (GG)
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