However, the winning bid of $117 million is still low in comparison to the wildly-popular men’s IPL. Last year, the BCCI sold the media rights for the men’s edition for $6.2 billion. While its streaming rights were won by Viacom 18 for $3.1 billion, Disney got the TV rights for $3 billion.

The women’s IPL is expected to kickstart in March.

A three-team Women’s T20 Challenge has been staged alongside the men’s tournament since 2018.

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