WPL Auctions 2023: Who is Mallika Sagar? Know more

At the first WPL Auctions, nearly 450 players were put up for auction, and a number of them received the largest paychecks of their careers after five franchises entered the auction with team purses totaling Rs 12 crores (Rs 120 million) each.

In Monday’s player auction for the inaugural Women’s Premier League, Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner, England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt, and India’s Smriti Mandhana were some of the expensive players. Aside from the players, Mallika Sagar was in trend for how flawlessly she handled the auction.


Currently employed by Art India Consultants, Mallika is a Mumbai-based art consultant for modern and contemporary Indian art. Richard Madley and Hugh Edmeades, for example, have become recognisable names over the years during the IPL players auction, but Mallika Sagar was the first female auctioneer to be connected to a T20 auction.