The Womens Premier League’s next season’s auction (WPL 2024 auction) is set to take place on December 09 in Mumbai. After a massive success in the first season, we are all set to witness the Womens Premier League 2024. A total of five slots will be there to grab by five teams, including 9 overseas players. All the franchises have already released the retained and released players list earlier. A total of 60 players have been retained by five teams while 29 players were released.
Both IPL and WPL 2024 Auction Dates Have Been Decided
First reported by ESPNCricinfo, the dates for both the IPL (Indian Premier League) and WPL 2024 auction have been decided by the BCCI. The WPL 2024 auction is set to take place on December 09, 2023, in Mumbai. On the other hand, the IPL 2024 auction will take place on December 19 in Dubai. The IPL franchises have to release the retained and released players list before November 26.
Also, the IPL 2024 will likely start on March 23, 2024, and will end on May 29, 2024. There were some reports suggesting that the IPL 2024 will take place outside India due to the clash with the elections. But this will not be the case this time.
When will WPL 2024 start?
WPL franchises have already released their retained and released players list. There are possibility that the WPL 2024 will start either at the end of February 2024 or the start of March 2024 (March 04 to be precise).
The new season of WPL will see a Home and Away format
Just like the IPL, we will now see a Home and Away format in WPL 2024. Every franchise has a certain number of home games which will help them to take advantage of the conditions. Also, it will help the franchise to build a strong fan base.
The extra amount will be there for the franchise in the WPL 2024 auction
All the franchises in the WPL 2024 auction will now spend an extra amount of $180,000 (INR 1.5 crore). This amount will be made available to every franchise. Earlier, in the first season, the franchises had $1.44 million (INR 12 crore) to spend in the auctions and build the teams.
Which franchise has the most purse amount left?
Gujarat Giants has the most amount left for the WPL 2024 auction. The franchise has released the most number of players (11 players) and retained only 8 players. They have almost $715,000 (INR 5.95 crore) to spend in the WPL 2024 auction.
GG needs 10 players to build the squad, including 3 overseas players. Let’s see how they go about their business.
Gujarat Giants retained players-
Ashleigh Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt*, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer, Dayalan Hemalatha
Annabel Sutherland*, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham*, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth*, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley*, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi
Other teams’ purses left
The franchise has retained 13 players and released only 4 players. They have $480,000 to spend and they have five slots open, including one overseas.
UP Warriorz Retained players list:-
Grace Harris*, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell*, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone*, Tahlia Mcgrath*, Deepti Sharma, Alyssa Healy*, Anjali Sarvani
Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail*, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh
Delhi Capitals, the runners-up of the last year’s WPL season has $270,300 left to spend in the WPL 2024 auction. They need to buy only 3 players including one overseas player to complete the squad.
DC Women retained players list:-
Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu, Jess Jonassen*, Laura Harris*, Marizanne Kapp*, Meg Lanning*, Minnu Mani, Alice Capsey*, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, J Rodrigues
Released players:- Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris*
The current champions have $250,000 left to spend in the auction. MI has to fill five slots, which includes one overseas slot as well. The franchise has had a massive success in the first season. And they will look to defend their title in WPL 2024 as well.
Mumbai Indians Women retained players list:-
Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong*, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver*, Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr*, Chloe Tryon*, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews*, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar
Released players:– Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham*, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB didn’t have a very good first season. But they have an important auction coming up where they will look to build a strong team for the next season. They have $402,000 to spend in the WPL 2024 auction. RCB has seven slots to fill, which includes 3 overseas players as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained players:-
Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine*, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja.
Released players:- Dané Van Niekerk*, Erin Burns*, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt*, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar
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