Women’s Premier League auction to be held on December 9 in Mumbai

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The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Friday announced that the player auction for the 2024 edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will be held in Mumbai on December 9. The second edition of the WPL will be held in February-March next year. Featured Image Credit: Instagram. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions, having won the title under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur earlier this year by defeating Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets on March 26.

5 teams Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royals Challenger Bangalore, Gujarat Giants, and Up Warriors retained 60 cricketers ahead of the auction. Which has 21 foreign players A total of 29 players have been released from their contracts from the current team.

Gujarat Giants released 11 players ahead of the 2024 season of the WPL, whereas Delhi Capitals, released the least number of players in a bid to keep its core intact.

Gujarat Giants will head into the 2023 auction with the biggest salary cap available (Rs. 5.95 crore), while Mumbai Indians will have the smallest purse (2.1 crore) at their disposal.

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These are the following players from the five Women’s Premier League (WPL) franchises who were retained and released from the squads:

Dehli Capitals:

Retained Players: Alice Capsey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Marizanne Kapp, Meg Lanning, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, and Titas Sadhu.

Released Players: Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, and Tara Norris.

Gujarat Giants:

Retained Players: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer.

Released Players: Annabel Sutherland, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Sushma Verma.

Mumbai Indians:

Retained Players: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia.

Released Players: Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham, Neelam Bisht, Sonam

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Retained Players: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine.

Released Players: Dane Van Niekerk, Erin Burns, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar.

Up Warriors:

Retained Players: Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath.

Released Players: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh.

How teams stack up ahead of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 auction

Franchise Squad size Overseas players Money spent Money remaining Available slots
Delhi Capitals 15 5 Rs 11.25 Cr Rs 2.25 Cr 3
Gujarat Giants 8 3 Rs 7.55 Cr Rs 5.95 Cr 10
Mumbai Indians 13 5 Rs 11.4 Cr Rs 2.1 Cr 5
Royal Challengers Bangalore 11 3 Rs 10.15 Cr Rs 3.35 Cr 7
UP Warrior 13 5 Rs 9.5 Cr Rs 4 Cr 5

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