The eagerly anticipated inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has just begun with great zeal. The BCCI’s five-team T20 tournament begins on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
The tournament begins with a match between the Mumbai Indians and the Gujarat Giants. Mumbai Indians defeated Gujarat Giants by a massive 143 runs. The tournament opener takes place at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. A spectacular opening ceremony featuring special performances by notable Indian entertainment stars takes place before the face-off.
Tata WPL 2023 Opening Ceremony
WPL hosts the grand opening ceremony at Dr. DY Patil Stadium before the blockbuster clash between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants. Top celebrities such as Kiara Advani, Kriti Sanon, and singer AP Dhillon gave a spectacular performance and grace the occasion.
Tata WPL 2023 Venues
All 2023 WPL matches will take place at two venues: Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the Brabourne Stadium, which is also in Mumbai.
After each team plays the other four teams twice, the team with the highest point total at the end of the league stage advances directly to the grand finale.
The second and third-placed teams will play each other in the Eliminator match. It will take place at DY Patil Stadium on March 24. The grand finale of the tournament will take place at Brabourne Stadium on March 26 (Sunday).
TATA WPL 2023 Teams and Captains
Here are the captains of the five teams that will play in the first edition of the Women’s Premier League. These players have enormous fan bases, and they all possess immense talent.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Smriti Mandhana (India)|
|Mumbai Indians||Harmanpreet Kaur (India)|
|Delhi Captains||Meg Lanning (Australia)|
|UP Warriorz||Alyssa Healy (Australia)|
|Gujarat Giants||Beth Mooney (Australia)|
Tata WPL Schedule 2023
Here is the full schedule of Women’s Premiere League 2023 with venue and time:
|March 4||Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 5||RCB vs Delhi Capitals||3:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 5||UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 6||Mumbai Indians vs RCB||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 7||Delhi Capital vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 8||Gujarat Giants vs RCB||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 9||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 10||RCB vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 11||Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 12||UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 13||Delhi Capitals vs RCB||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 14||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 15||UP Warriorz vs RCB||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 16||Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 18||Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 18||RCB vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 20||Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 20||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 21||RCB vs Mumbai Indians||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 21||UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 24||Eliminator (TBD)||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 26||Final (TBD)||7: 30 PM||Brabourne Stadium|
TATA WPL is a significant step forward in promoting women in cricket. The tournament (WPL) will give female cricketers numerous opportunities to showcase their skills. It is extremely difficult to make a place in the Indian cricket team, whether for men or women, and not everyone is given the opportunity. The Women’s Premier League (WPL), on the other hand, will provide opportunities for many female players.