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Virat Kohli reacts after Royal Challengers Bangalore win bid to own team in Women’s Premier League


Indian superstar and former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli expressed excitement after RCB won a bid to own a team in the Women’s Premier League. Notably on Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the successful bidders for the Women’s Premier League with the bidders earning the property rights for a combined bid valuation of INR 4669.99 Cr.

The likes of Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd (INR 1289 crores), India Wins Sports Pvt. Ltd (INR 912.99 crores), Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd (INR 901 crores), JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd (INR 810 crores) and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd (INR 757 crores) completed the five franchises to win the bid. Three of the five franchises already have teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). While JSW owns GMR Cricket Pvt Capitals of Delhi (DC), Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd and India win Sports Pvt. Ltd owns RCB and Mumbai Indians (MI)respectively.

Kohli took to Twitter to express his excitement at RCB’s successful bid in the Women’s Premier League. The Delhi native said he would encourage RCB Women.

“Well played, RCB! So glad my team won the bid for the Bengaluru Women’s Premier League team. Can’t wait to cheer on our women in red and gold,” Kohli tweeted.

Earlier, after acquiring the rights to own a team in the Women’s Premier League, RCB wrote via their official Twitter handle: “Breaking barriers, making history and playing daring! Royal Challengers Bangalore are the proud owners of the Bengaluru Women’s Premier League Team.”

“With strength and faith, a woman stands tall, a fierce gladiator, ready to challenge them all. Courage in her heart, she will play boldly and conquer the world in red and gold. Inclusion Passion for the game!” RCB added.


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