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Women’s Premier League 2024: Deandra Dottin, Kim Garth up for auction

Second edition of WPL is expected to take place in February-March next year

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 03.12.23, 09:08 AM
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A total of 165 players will go under the hammer during the player auction for the second edition of the Women’s Premier League in Mumbai on December 9.

The second edition of the WPL is expected to take place in February-March next year.

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“Out of 165 players, 104 are Indians and 61 are overseas cricketers of which 15 are from associate nations. The total capped players are 56, uncapped players are 109,” BCCI said in a release on Saturday.

“A maximum of 30 slots are available with the five teams, with 9 spots for overseas players.”

West Indian all-rounder Deandra Dottin, who was initially bought for Rs 60 lakh by Gujarat Giants before being controversially excluded on medical grounds, and Australian fast bowler Kim Garth chose to be in the top bracket with the highest reserve price of Rs 50 lakh.

All-rounders Annabel Sutherland and Georgia Wareham of Australia, English wicketkeeper Amy Jones and veteran South African pacer Shabnim Ismail are the only four players to be slotted with a base price of Rs 40 lakh.

The five franchises — De­lhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants, UP Warriorz and Royal Challengers Bangalore — have 30 slots available with nine reserved for overseas players. A total of 60 players were retained by the tea­ms. The Giants will have the biggest salary cap available.

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