Why is CSK not part of the Women’s Premier League? Check here
Jagruti Panda: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the names of five corporates in India, which have won the bid for inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League in India.
Adani Sports Pvt Ltd won the bid for the Ahmedabad franchise, Indiawin Sports Ptv Ltd won the bid for Mumbai franchise, Bengaluru franchise was bagged by Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, a company which owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt Ltd, owners of Delhi Capitals, won the Delhi franchise, while the Lucknow franchise went to Capri Global Holding Pvt Ltd.
The BCCI secretary Jay Shah revealed that the Women’s Premier League has garnered a bidding amount more than the amount fetched from the bidding of the teams for inaugural men’s IPL 2008.
Meanwhile, social media was abuzz with the fact as to why CSK didn’t submit its tender to own a team in Women’s IPL. IPL fans were quick to jump on their horses and labelled the franchise as misogynistic, but facts revealed by a senior cricket journo is actually very far from reality.
According to a senior cricket journalist K Shriniwas Rao CSK’s parent company CSK Pvt. Ltd. Were not eligible even to submit a bid.
“CSK’s parent company CSK Pvt Ltd does not meet the eligibility criteria where net value is concerned. They can’t even submit a bid for the sake of it,” tweeted Mr. Rao.
Notably, CSK’s parent company CSK Pvt. Ltd. was recently made public by India Cements after the process of demerger. This makes CSK the first ever franchise to own shares in the market.
CSK’s absence from the Women’s Premier League has not just dejected Indian cricket fans but also England women international cricketer Kate Cross, as well.
Cross was quick to express her disappointment over the news as he tweeted an emoji which perfectly captured her emotions. Check out her Twitter post.