Mandira Bedi gave the league a historic acknowledgment by delivering the opening act at the Women’s Premier League’s inauguration ceremony. India’s first female cricket presenter is Mandira Bedi. She was the one who first introduced female presenters to the cricket arena. Following this, Mandira Bedi joined the IPL as a cricket presenter for the first season.
How fitting that it's Mandira Bedi who is starting proceedings here in the #WPL2023 opening ceremony! Her contribution, fundraising and support to the women's game in the country is so underrated!
A nod to a star! @mandybedi #TATAWPL pic.twitter.com/jCjdyKJPkY
— Lavanya 🎙️🎥👩🏻💻 (@lav_narayanan) March 4, 2023
For the world of Indian women’s cricket, today was historic. Today marks the beginning of the Women’s Premier League, which revolutionised women’s cricket.
Mandira Bedi back on cricket TV era 💗 pic.twitter.com/b8zxQpwGEh
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 4, 2023
When Mandira Bedi flashed over the screens, fan excitement peaked. The opening ceremony for the WPL was hosted by Bedi. One of the women who has done the most to encourage and promote women’s cricket is Bedi. It was also a nod to the pre- and post-match shows that Bedi hosted for many cricket fans during the ICC 2002 Cricket World Cup. Mandira Bedi’s presentation served as the catalyst. Following this, popular Bollywood actress Kiara Advani delighted the crowd by dancing.
The #TATAWPL kicks off in style! 🙌
Kiara Advani's entertaining performance gets the crowd going! 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/cKfuGOCpEC
— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 4, 2023
Following that, Kriti Sanon gave a dance performance to the song Badal Pe Pavam Hain to inspire the women’s cricket team. After then, AP Dhillon’s song “Brown Munde” set the mood. His songs in Punjabi, d. Y. The attendees in Patil Stadium began to dance.
The Women’s Premier League Opening Ceremony and the inaugural game between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants will take place at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. When the gate opened to let the cricket fans in, the stadium was in its full glory.