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WPL 2024 To Be Held In February, Confirms Arun Dhumal

WPL 2024 To Be Held In February, Confirms Arun Dhumal
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The second edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will take place in February 2024. The auction is set to take place on Saturday, December 9 in Mumbai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon decide on the venues for the upcoming edition of the tournament. The inaugural season was played in just one city, Mumbai.

In an interview with Sportstar, Arun Dhumal, the IPL Governing Council Chairman confirmed that the Women’s Premier League 2024 will take place in February. He also added that the decision on venues will be taken during the WPL auctions by the authorities. Arun Dhumal said,

“The WPL will be in February, so we will be checking on the venues. Once we meet, most probably during the WPL auctions, we will figure out where it makes more sense to host the tournament, given the logistical challenges and the time available. We will take a call on that.”

The Women’s Premier League 2023 season was a massive success. The BCCI is looking to take the tournament across multiple venues in the upcoming season. Arun Dhumal said that they are exploring the multi-city format. He said,

“If it is possible to host it in a multi-city format, that would be better for the fans and the franchises, since there is a fan base. But it all depends on how much time is available and the logistical challenges.”

We would want WPL to go through the geography of the entire country: Arun Dhumal

The Indian Premier League Governing Council chairman, Arun Dhumal further expressed that they would like to tap into the local market by taking the tournament to as many venues as possible. He added that it also allows the fans to further connect with women’s cricket. Arun Dhumal said,

“We would want the tournament to go through the geography of the entire country, given the diversity of our country. It’s a great opportunity for all the franchises to engage with the fans through the length and breadth of this country. There are many stadiums and would be phenomenal for fans to engage with women cricketers. Now that the franchises are clear, even they would be keen on having their games in their local centres.”

Dhumal added, “We will work with the franchises and see to what extent it is possible to organise matches there…”

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