The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as per reports, has earned INR 377.49 crores from the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2023), which was held in Mumbai earlier this year.
During the BCCI AGM in Goa on Monday, BCCI treasurer, Ashish Shelar, in his report said that the revenue was inclusive of all five teams. According to an income analysis in Shelar’s report, six percent of BCCI’s total income for the 2022-23 financial year came from the WPL.
Further breakup of the revenues includes a 37 percent share from the Indian Premier League (IPL), 38 percent from media rights sales, and 10 percent from the senior men’s cricket team’s international tours.
“The year 2022-23 brought back all the hopes and confidence to conduct the entire domestic season with enthusiasm. The baton was handed over to me by my predecessors in a very healthy financial position, and I will make sure that it grows stronger as time passes… The BCCI has proved to the sports world how standards can be maintained in all situations,” Shelar informed state association members as per Times of India.
“The baton handed over to me by my predecessors in a very healthy financial position and I will make sure that it grows stronger as time passes to see in a position and where the BCCI stands today is a result of collective effort by all the ex and present officials. The broad horizon of vision in the form of leadership along with the strong commitment of all members of the BCCI has taken the sport of cricket to such a respectable height in a span of very few years.
The dedication and determination put in by the BCCI has made sure that the BCCI remains ethically and financially strong at all times. The BCCI has proved to the sports world how standard can be maintained in all situations (sic),” he added in his report.
WPL 2023 was played between 4 March and 26 March this year with five teams —Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, UP Warriorz, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat Giants, taking part.
Mumbai Indians, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, won the title, beating Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in the final.