Five teams have indicated their interest in participating in the inaugural Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL), set to start on March 3, 2023. Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, and Delhi Capitals have all applied to purchase Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents, which are required to bid for a WIPL team.
The BCCI has not yet announced a base price for buying a team in the WIPL. The growing popularity of women's cricket in India, as seen in the success of the Women's Big Bash League in Australia, is believed to be the main driving force behind the strong interest in the WIPL.
The league is expected to provide a platform for female cricketers to showcase their skills and bring more attention to the sport. The International Cricket Council's upcoming Women's U-19 World Cup and Women's T20 World Cup are also expected to increase the fanbase for women's cricket in India ahead of the start of the WIPL.