WPL 2023

Everything that is first is considered special and remarkable, and the long-awaited arrival of the women's domestic league in the nation fits this description. January 25 will go down as arguably one of the most remarkable dates in cricketing history as the all-exciting Women’s Premier League (WPL) was formally announced by the BCCI secretary Jay Shah and BCCI President Roger Binny.

The game has come a long way from being viewed as a hobby by the little girls in the country's streets to moves being taken toward an increasingly professional setting, this event serves as a major tipping point in the legacy of women’s cricket in India. The apex cricket board confirmed the five teams participating in the inaugural edition of the WPL on the same date.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) along with Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the five city franchises that will own a team in the league. With the confirmation of the five teams, the WPL schedule will soon be announced by the BCCI.

Of the five teams, RCB is the only side without a team in any foreign leagues as MI and DC have investments in the SA20 and ILT20 leagues. Buying teams in the women’s top-tier league will aim to expand their growing portfolio. Ardent followers of the sport especially those closely following the women’s games surely cannot miss the WPL live score once the event kickstarts.

Undoubtedly, the glitz, glamour, and razzmatazz of the event will take the cricketing globe by storm and alter women's cricket further, much like Australia's Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), which has proven to be a massive success. Though the format of the competition has not officially been announced, what will be inevitable is for the teams to top the WPL Points Table in order to progress to the elimination rounds to fight for the prestigious title.

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