Aakash Chopra believes the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has met all three conditions for a successful tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the five franchises on Wednesday, January 25. The five teams were bought for INR 4669.99 crore, with Gautam Adani spending INR 1289 crore for the Ahmedabad franchise.
“The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is here. It is a big day for Indian sports. There are three conditions that decide about the success and failure of a tournament,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“I saw the first marker at the DY Patil Stadium where 45,000 fans turned up to watch the India-Australia women’s match. Even if you give gifts, so many people will not come unless there is an attachement to the game. So that was a big thing,” he added.
The former cricketer also said that media rights going for a huge sum set things rolling.
“The second thing was when Viacom bought the rights for ₹951 crore. IPL is the most expensive league and WPL has beaten BBL, CPL, PSL, BPL or The Hundred.”
Chopra pointed out that the industry has also given a positive rating to the upcoming league.
“The third marker was the feedback from the industry. Ahmedabad was bought for INR 1200 crore by Adani. The lowest bid was INR 750 crore.”