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Women’s Premier League Auction to Take Place on 9th December in Mumbai

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The BCCI revealed on Friday that the auction for players in the 2024 Women’s Premier League (WPL) will be conducted in Mumbai on December 9th. Although the dates for the second edition of the WPL have not been finalized, there is a possibility it might occur in February-March of the following year.

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The Mumbai Indians, having triumphed over the Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in the final at the Brabourne Stadium on March 26 earlier this year. The team was led by Harmanpreet Kaur, while Meg Lanning, who has recently retired, captained Delhi in 2023.

The five teams, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Giants, and UP Warriorz, chose to keep 60 players, with 21 of them being international players, in preparation for the upcoming auction. A collective decision was made to release 29 players from their existing contracts across the squads.

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Delhi Capitals chose to keep their key Indian players, including Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, and Shikha Pandey, in addition to their captain Meg Lanning. Meanwhile, Gujarat Giants opted to retain their international core featuring Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, and Laura Wolvaardt, as well as their previous season’s stand-in captain Sneh Rana, while parting ways with players like Sophia Dunkley and Annabel Sutherland. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, decided to retain the majority of their triumphant squad, releasing only four players.

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