According to the latest information from BCCI, the upcoming Women IPL is allowed to have 5 overseas players in the playing 11. The rule is a bit different from the usual IPL rule which allows only 4 overseas players. In the WIPL, 5 overseas players would be allowed if one of the five players will be from an Associate nation.
The first ever Women IPL is going to kick-start in March this year and this will be a big step towards the success of Women’s T20 circuit.
Five franchise teams will participate in the first ever Women IPL and the spending limit for the auction has been released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Each team will get an INR 12 crore salary limit and the cap will be increased by INR 1.5 crore every season. The prize money for the tournament has been set at INR 10 crore. The winning team will win INR 6 crore and the runner-up team will be awarded INR 3 crore. The 3rd place team will get INR 1 crore. The BCCI has said that the whole prize money will be divided equally among the team players.
The dates for the Women IPL are yet to be announced but it is highly anticipated that the inaugural season of the Women’s league will take place in March and two venues in Mumbai - Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium are selected to host 22 matches.