The Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights auction has been delayed by four days and will now take place on January 16. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has set the date with a few regulations. If the WIPL, which is expected to begin in the first week of March, doesn’t happen this year, it will be rebid next year, according to the statement.
“If for any reason, 5 (five) Teams are not constituted to play in the League in Season 2023 or the League is not organized in Season 2023, then all the Media Rights Agreements shall stand terminated,” the BCCI has mentioned in the Invitation To Tender (ITT) document.
An important Indian Premier League (IPL) official attempted to downplay the clause by stating that it is only a legal requirement in a document and that there isn’t much more that needs to be done for the league to succeed this year. However, there is another provision in the ITT that might cause some concern.
It says, “It is important to note that once the 5 (five) Teams are selected, participation by a Team in the League is subject to various terms and conditions, and BCCI is not providing any assurance or guarantee regarding participation of all 5 (five) Teams.” (Cricbuzz Reports)